Belkin has issued a produt recall for its Universal AC Travel Adaptor.

The device - sold under the part code F8E449ea - is to be replaced. The company has identified a potential safety issue with the adaptor.

"Although the adaptors do not pose any risk if used correctly, Belkin has voluntarily initiated a global recall of this product," the company says.

It seems that if you plug the adaptor in at the wrong angle, a user may face the risk of touching an exposed - and live - pin, and could suffer an electric shock.

The company is asking all owners of the adaptors to contact its European Customer Service Department to organise the product's return and reimbursement:

European Customer Service Free Phone Number
00 800 223 55460