Almost Every Fake Apple Charger Fails a Basic U.K. Safety Test
One year ago - By Fortune
A British consumer safety watchdog is warning shoppers that using counterfeit chargers and adapters for electronic gadgets could place them in grave danger, after basic tests showed that almost all of them could not meet safety standards.
Out of 400 counterfeit Apple
chargers tested by Trading Standards, only three had sufficient insulation to withstand high voltage, according to the BBC - that translates to a failure rate of 99.25%.
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