Apple: Trade your cheap charger for an official one and avoid electrocution

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Apple has actually extended its charger amnesty for iOS gadgets to the UK, allowing individuals to swap potentially harmful, third-party adapters for an official accessory.

For a charge of ₤ 8, iPhone, iPad and iPod users can take any knock-off charger into an Apple Shop or authorised Apple dealership and get a brand-new USB charger.

Apple usually charges ₤ 15 for new iOS chargers, so individuals are getting an official one for almost half rate, while decreasing the risk of being electrocuted as an included perk.

To quality for the offer, which will run from August 16 to October 18, users must bring their gadget with them in order for the serial number to be recorded.

Safety first

The trade-in scheme comes following concerns over an incident in China where a woman died after supposedly being electrocuted by a third-party charger.

Earlier this year, trading requirements officials in Essex likewise revealed concern over the safety of third-party chargers, with one in 3 chargers failing to meet European requirements.

In its announcement Apple said: “Recent reports have actually suggested that some counterfeit and third party adapters mightn’t be made appropriately and can result in security problems. While not all third party adapters have a concern, we’re announcing a USB Power Adapter Takeback Program to make it possible for clients to get effectively designed adapters.

“Customer safety is a leading priority at Apple. That’s why all of our products – consisting of USB power adapters for iPhone, iPad, and iPod – undergo strenuous screening for security and integrity and are designed to satisfy government safety standards worldwide. “