Apple warns 90% of charging accessories on Amazon are fake

Apple's charging accessories on Amazon are dubbed as fake and could cause bodily harm

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Apple warns 90% of charging accessories on Amazon are fake In the document, obtained by Patently Apple, the iPhone giant said it bought over 100 iPhone accessories and 90% of which were fake. (Getty Images )
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  October 23, 2016

A new document has highlighted that 90% of Apple's power accessories, including chargers and cables, sold on Amazon are fake.

In the document, obtained by Patently Apple, the iPhone giant said it bought over 100 iPhone devices, power products and lightning cables from Amazon, to which 90% were not genuine Apple products. Apple then informed Amazon that the products were not legitimate.

Apple is now suing Amazon supplier Mobile Star, as Amazon revealed it is one of the company's external sources selling counterfeit goods on the site. The lawsuit highlighted that Mobile Star listed the products as authentic and used Apple's trademarks and product images to dupe buyers.

Apple stressed that buying fake products not only results in the products not working but fake power accessories can cause property damage and bodily harm, such as fire risk and electric shocks. The document stated that counterfeit products are built with "inferior" and missing parts and do not follow the industry-standard safety tests.  

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