In a move that is both responsible and smart, Apple has created a charger take-back program that is beginning on August 16th and continuing until October 18th. The program is for customers who have purchased a charger from any 3rd party source and may have inadvertently bought a product which is unsafe. Apple wants to replace them with an Apple charger for only $10.
The program promises to properly dispose of USB power adapters for iPhones, iPads, and iPods and then you can purchase replacement adapters for each device. In order to participate you have to turn in at least one USB power adapter and bring in all devices for which you are purchasing replacement adapters. Each device will be verified using serial number validation.