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Apple trying to STOP the trade in counterfeit chargers

Apple trying to STOP the trade in counterfeit chargers….

Apple has announced a global programme to replace all third-party and counterfeit USB power adaptors. The move comes after a Chinese woman was reportedly electrocuted while using a non-Apple charger.

The technology giant has said consumers can buy an authentic USB adaptor for the equivalent of $10 (£6.51).

  • USB Power Adaptor ‘Takeback Programme’ cuts price from £15 to £6.51
  • Takes place from August 16 to October 18 and is limited to one per device
  • To take up the offer, you will need to provide your product serial number as well as your old fake USB charger

Apple has announced a global programme to replace all third-party and counterfeit USB power adaptors. The move comes after a Chinese woman was reportedly electrocuted while using a non-Apple charger.  Apple chargers normally cost around £15 in the UK.

Ma Ailun, 23, collapsed and died in China last month after answering her iPhone while it was charging.  Apple did not specifically refer to this incident as it launched the charger replacement programme, but said: ‘Recent reports have suggested that some counterfeit and third-party adaptors may not be designed properly and could result in safety issues.

‘While not all third-party adaptors have an issue, we are announcing a USB Power Adaptor Takeback Programme to enable customers to acquire properly designed adaptors.

To swap your adapter – visit your Apple store.

 

 

 

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