Electrical Safety First (ESF) have launched a new report detailing the results of some testing we carried out, supported by Apple, on 50 counterfeit iPhone chargers. Almost all (49 out of 50) of the chargers tested had the potential to deliver a lethal electric shock and/or cause a fire.
ESF's media campaign highlights the serious risks associated with buying fake/ non-authroised electrical products, particularly chargers.
ESF are asking online marketplaces and social media companies to do more to prevent the sale of fake electrical goods and to highlight the problem of sellers advertising counterfeit or lookalike chargers on their websites.
The message for consumers is to be vigilant when shopping online and only buy from retailers they know and trust.
You can find out more about the story, and download a copy of the full report, by visiting: