Apple to Sell Charger Replacements Following Counterfeit Safety Concerns

Posted on 7 Aug 2013

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Apple will begin selling $10 USB power adapter replacements later this month, following safety concerns over some counterfeit and third party adapters for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.

In July, a 23-year-old flight attendant was electrocuted and killed in China when she allegedly picked up her iPhone 5 to answer a call while the battery was charging, the South China Morning Post reported. The woman may have used a knockoff charger

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Apple said its USB Power Adapter Takeback Program is a response to recent reports suggesting “some counterfeit and third party adapters may not be designed properly and could result in safety issues.” Read more…

http://mashable.com/2013/08/06/apple-iphone-charger-replacement

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