Burnt out Apple Charger
Apple have launched a charger trade in program following reports of a women in China being electrocuted while using her iPhone while it was charging.
Concerns that more electrocutions might follow caused by unsanctioned chargers for Apple gadgets being used prompted the company to create the trade-in scheme.
As of the 16th of April, people who have purchased counterfeit or third-party chargers for Apple products will be able to exchange them for the certified Apple models, at the price of $US10.
While Apple acknowledges that not all counterfeit or third party chargers are dangerous, some that have not been properly designed can pose a serious safety hazard and people who are concerned about their own chargers should participate in the trade-in program.
In order to participate in the scheme consumers must bring in to an Apple store or authorised Apple service provider their old chargers and the device(s) they use the charger for.
Serial numbers on devices will need to be verified for the trade-in program which will run until the 18th of October.