Most counterfeit chargers Apple unsafe

Most counterfeit chargers Apple unsafe

Tech December 5, 2016 09:12

- Almost all online purchased counterfeit Apple chargers are not a simple safety test. That is the conclusion, at least the British Chartered Trading Standards Institute. Which purchased four hundred counterfeit Apple chargers online from suppliers around the world. In total, 397 were not a basic safety test.

The research was presented at the end of the national consumer week of the British Consumer Protection Partnership. This year the week focuses on the rights of consumers, so they are not saddled with defective or dangerous goods.

According to CEO of the Institute Leon Livermore are fakes but an '' unknown entity '' that people their homes or even their own life or that of a loved one can cost.

Chairman of National Trading Standards Lord Toby Harris adds that many people rightly assume that everything they buy will be safe. 'But recent research shows our teams how easily we can obtain dangerous electrical products. Criminals around the world are using online platforms to lure you with special offers for fake goods, many of which are dangerous and notorious for overheating and cause house fires. ''

Harris consumers therefore calls on fit with the online purchase of electrical products. So consumers should watch for errors in the spelling of the brand name. In addition, electric branded products that are made in the EU have a CE mark.

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