- Many chargers with USB connection no good. That concludes the Dutch Food Safety Authority (NVWA) on Tuesday banned the sale of 24 different chargers.
NVWA investigated this spring 41 USB chargers, of which more than half was found not to meet the requirements. Twelve were defective, ten so severe,, that use is even a risk of electric shock or fire, '' said the NVWA. Another twelve chargers did meet the technical requirements, but it lacked technical documentation.
NVWA started the investigation after several complaints about unsafe USB chargers. The watchdog investigated include electrical safety of especially the type USB charger 230V. These are adapters which plug goes directly into an electrical outlet. When poor construction may cause a short circuit, fire or even cause an explosion.
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The 41 adapters are available on the Dutch market. NVWA warns that internet stores are mainly active on the adapter market and that the watchdog can not act as established abroad.