99% Of Fake Apple Chargers Fail Basic Safety Tests

Posted: Dec 7 2016, 8:48am CST | by , in News

 

99% Of Fake Apple Chargers Fail Basic Safety Tests
 

Apple will soon sue third party charger makers

Trading Standards has released a warning against use and purchase of non-official Apple chargers by consumers as they pose a risk to the people and properties nearby, as 99% of all the forged Apple chargers don’t meet up to the general safety standards and couldn’t pass the basic safety tests.

Fake substitutes are just as dangerous as they are cheap because they don’t pass any safety checks. The investigators earlier this year perform a safety check on 400 counterfeit Apple chargers, out of which 397 of them failed to have enough insulation to secure users against electric shocks.

These forged chargers which were put to test by investigators were bought online from different countries including US, China, and Australia. The chief executive of Chartered Trading Standards Institute, Leon Livermore consumers to buy a legit kit with the warning that fake peripherals are so unsafe that they could be life threatening.

He said "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," he said. This warning came when Apple disclosed in October that they will be suing the third party vendors who are selling fake Apple chargers and putting the customer at risk.

In a document released, Apple said: "The safety of Apple's customers is of paramount importance to Apple, and Apple devotes significant resources to ensuring its power products meet industry safety standards and are subjected to rigorous testing for safety and reliability," said the document.

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