Bought Your Apple Charger Online? It’s Could Be Dangerous

A study published by UK business watchdog Trading Standards has come up with some rather troubling information. They bought 400 Apple chargers from different retailers around the world over the Internet and 397 of them failed. That is a 99% failure rate:

Lord Toby Harris, chair of National Trading Standards, said: “Many of us quite rightly assume that everything we buy will be safe, but recent work by our teams show how dangerous electrical goods can easily end up in homes up and down the country.

“Criminals across the globe are using online platforms to lure you in with cheap deals for fake items, many of which are dangerous and have been known to overheat and cause house fires.

So, if you want to protect yourself, it’s simple to do so. If you want to buy a real Apple charger, you should buy directly from the company or another reliable retailer. It’s truly that simple and it could prevent something bad from happening to you and yours.

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One Response to “Bought Your Apple Charger Online? It’s Could Be Dangerous”

  1. […] than a design defect or something similar. Like using a third party charger that was dangerous as it has been found that these can be really dangerous. Or perhaps the phone was dropped which damaged the battery. I’m not trying to blame the […]

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