Apple is recalling some third-generation Apple TV models due to a faulty component, reports MacRumors. The site says that the company began contacting select customers yesterday who recently purchased an Apple TV, informing them that their devices had shipped with an unspecified faulty part.
Alongside the warning, Apple is offering to exchange the bad set-top boxes for new units shipped from the company. As of Wednesday afternoon, no word had been posted on Apple’s official website regarding the recall, suggesting that the amount of affected devices out in the wild is fairly small.
It appears that the timeframe in which these faulty devices were sold is fairly recent, so if you’ve had your Apple TV 3 for several months or more, there’s no need to worry. In fact, all device owners needn’t worry, as it sounds like Apple is directly contacting everyone who has purchased a defective unit.
Apple has had to organize several recalls and replacement programs for faulty products over the years. In June, the company began a recall for all Beats Pill XL bluetooth speakers due to safety concerns, and last summer it announced an exchange program for free iPhone USB charger replacements.
Apple is expected to announce a new Apple TV at a press event on September 9.