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Warning over fake chargers
3:00pm Monday 28th October 2013 in New Forest News
HAMPSHIRE Trading Standards officers are warning the public not to buy an Apple-style charger which is extremely dangerous.
The chargers are copies of the triangular plug for the iPhone and other Apple products. They are easily spotted as they have the words Emerson Network Power on the plug face in small print, and ‘made in China’.
These chargers have serious internal wiring and other manufacturing faults which may mean the low voltage USB outlet is actually at mains voltage, at 240 Volts. This could mean the products have the potential to destroy the electronics in your iPhone, iPod and iPad, or lead to electric shock.
Officers are already aware of several incidents and recently stopped a consignment entering the UK supply chain.
Emerson Network Power is a US company and they do not make these chargers.
Contact Trading Standards on 01962 833620.
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