Avoid Fake Ap­ple Charg­ers

Trad­ing Stan­dards warns con­sumers

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Trad­ing Stan­dards has handed out a big warn­ing to con­sumers that fake charg­ers for Ap­ple prod­ucts could prove po­ten­tially fa­tal.

Al­most all of the fake charg­ers gath­ered in an in­ves­ti­ga­tion, 99% of them, failed a ba­sic safety test with just three of 400 fake charg­ers found to have suf­fi­cient “iso­la­tion” to pro­tect users against elec­tric shock. As part of a sec­ond op­er­a­tion tar­get­ing char­ity shops, an­tique deal­ers and sec­ond- hand shops, 15% of used elec­tri­cal goods were also found to be non- com­pli­ant.

The mes­sage from all of this is clear: only use gen­uine Ap­ple charg­ers.

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