It’s a well-known fact that any fake technology device can cause a lot of trouble. That’s why British Standards Institute has recently undertaken a study of fake charging accessories for Apple devices. Having checked 400 chargers for Apple devices, scientists came to a conclusion that only 3 of these 400 products complied with safety standards. The rest of them were functioning badly. In fact, they were considered a potential threat to mobile devices and even users’ health and lives.
There have been a few rather unfortunate cases concerning this matter. For example, a 28-year-old woman in Australia died from electric shock because she was talking on her phone while it was being charged with a fake charging device. Therefore, Leon Livermore, head of the British Standards Institute stated that it’s much more sensible to spend a little more money on these accessories than buying cheap ones, as they may be lead to catastrophic consequences.
This problem isn’t new at all. People buy fake chargers without even knowing it. Recently, Apple has even filed a lawsuit against one company because it was selling counterfeit chargers for their devices. In any case, we advise our readers to purchase accessories for Apple devices in official Apple stores or other certified stores.