Fake Apple charger sold online fails a basic safety test

Dec 2, 2016, 5:44 pm

Ashwini S.

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There is a shocking news has published by Global independent safety firm that the fake Apple charger sold online had failed a basic safety test. The US based safety company conducted research – and the report shows that chargers sold in eight different countries including the USA, China and more don’t qualify insulation test.

The news uncovered when the test commissioned by the U.K’s trading standards and give the quotation that counterfeit chargers sold online as an “unknown entity” with request to by goods from trusted suppliers.

Between the 400 Apple chargers only 3 were found to have the good insulation to protect against to electric shocks. The test applied a high voltage to the chargers, bought by the consumers in several countries. The chief executive of Chartered Trading Standards Institute raised concern of the fake product that might lead to the security issues and advised to buy products from trusted suppliers.

It might cost a few pounds more, but counterfeit and second-hand goods are an unknown entity that could cost you your home or even your life, or the life of a loved-one.

Consequently, the counterfeit is growing up appertain to Amazon and Apple. Amazon approved a worsening counterfeit problem on its web site this week, which already fighting with the fake products. And according to the Lawsuit filed by Apple the company is already dealing with its fake power adapters and cables posted on Amazon. Along with that Apple is going with his own tests and said it found that almost 90 percent of so-called genuine Apple products and accessories it had purchased from Amazon over the last nine months were actually counterfeit.

Amid this concerns Trading Standards revealed on its press to help customers in the EU spot some fake chargers. There are some precautions to get away the cheap and fake chargers.

  • Plug pins- plug the charger into socket, but do not switched it on. If charger does not stick easily, chances to fault in the pin size. The size should be at least 9.5mm.
  • Marking- Check the CE safety mark and its manufacturer brand name, batch number and logo.
  • Instructions- The conditions and limitations should be there to use and the how to operate charger safely.
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