Apple issues consumer guidance on fake chargers

Apple charger labelApple has advised customers how to spot fake iPhone and iPad chargers in the wake of the two reports of electric shocks - one fatal - in China.

The company's Chinese website includes of all the chargers used in its product range - including the new lightning power adaptors used in its latest products - and highlights the layout of the labelling they carry. It recommends that customers compare the labels on their own chargers and look for discrepancies.

"Apple always put the user's safety first, so all of our products are subject to stringent safety and reliability testing, and designed to meet government safety standards around the world," says the webpage.

Earlier this month, it was reported that a woman in Xinjiang was electrocuted and killed whilst trying to answer a call on her charging iPhone. A similar incident involving a Beijing man who was shocked and went into a coma has also been reported.

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