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PostPosted by stuart » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:57 pm

Always buy genuine mobile phone chargers from the manufacturer of your smartphone. Do not get caught out by 3rd party sellers as you could end up with a big fire risk

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Re: Safety for mobile phones

PostPosted by pdmoulsher » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:21 pm

Sound advice :ugeek:
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Re: Safety for mobile phones

PostPosted by Cleoriff » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:09 pm

Always always always buy the genuine chargers.

I have seen all too often the results of fires and burnt victims... :cry: :cry:
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Re: Safety for mobile phones

PostPosted by adamtemp64 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:58 pm

The key with the linked page is "counterfeit" and not non genuine chargers. Counterfeit chargers are not tested and sold at very cheap prices and as stated apple have taken action against those selling them .

Non manufacture approved chargers are fine like the apple MfI programme and others that meet the full spec of usb charging. (And newer fast charging specs like Qualcomm etc) and passed the relevant safety standards some are more than the official charges supplied .

I.e. Buy from a genuine known company that makes quality safety approved chargers is fine, but from dubious sources buyer beware of the risks.

The same goes for usb leads, lightning leads etc the list is endless but the key is "counterfeit" selling them as original products including fake packaging etc.

The bbc linked article is good http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38167551
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Re: Safety for mobile phones

PostPosted by viridis » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:07 pm

90% of any chargers found on amazon etc are all knock-offs from China which are printed with false CE and safety standard markings. Even 3Rd party approved brands get rip offs in their name.
For extra vigilance, consumers should always go where they know they are getting the correct product. Even if it does cost 5-10 more
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Re: Safety for mobile phones

PostPosted by pdmoulsher » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:31 pm

Best advice as given by the op remains: ALWAYS buy the genuine article.
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Re: Safety for mobile phones

PostPosted by stuart » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:40 pm

You can also tell the difference between genuine & non genuine chargers as the charge much slower than the proper ones & don't actually fully charge
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Re: Safety for mobile phones

PostPosted by adamtemp64 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:34 pm

So if I walk in to an Apple Store and there is a choice of original apple chargers and mfi approved chargers I should only buy the apple one ? No ! the issue is buying from the likes of amazon and eBay etc that have no checks on products sold just flog them.

Apple would not stock non original chargers/leads etc if they were not up to spec.
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Re: Safety for mobile phones

PostPosted by stuart » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:39 pm

There is no question about it. This is a warning for everyone to be careful when buying chargers & leads to especially for people who do not know about the warnings & consequences when buying non official products.

Nobody here is questioning about Apple selling products just ones from Amazon, EBay & other outlets
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Re: Safety for mobile phones

PostPosted by viridis » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:40 am

adamtemp64 wrote:So if I walk in to an Apple Store and there is a choice of original apple chargers and mfi approved chargers I should only buy the apple one ? No ! the issue is buying from the likes of amazon and eBay etc that have no checks on products sold just flog them.

Apple would not stock non original chargers/leads etc if they were not up to spec.

Hence the op saying to buy from the manufacturer.
We all know that the mfi symbol is as good as buying from Apple as it's a product licenced directly by Apple.
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