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July 22, 2008

Cheap adapters can cost lives


by David Allen

There are concerns about the influx of cheap AC power adapters that have been imported from China. They can be bought in any High Street for only a few pounds and yet they are being considered as being highly dangerous.

The worst offending power adaptors are those, which are compatible with the Nintendo DS, DS Lite and Game Boy. These are dangerous to use because they are not made to European standards, although they do carry the marking of DE62347066 and have the European CE safety markings, which make it hard for anyone to tell between what is real and those, which are fakes.

Anyone who has one of these adaptors or may just think that they may have bought one of these power adapters, are advised to contact their nearest Trading Standards office in order to see if their power adapter is ok to be used.

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  1. This would be an interesting story -alas you forgot to mention any of the useful info such as how to tell if it’s a faulty device or what the deadly problem with them is, do they catch fire? explode? or is this just licensing issue as ever?

    Comment by david — July 24, 2008 @ 8:23 am

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