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How to identify counterfeit Apple USB Power Adaptors

Apple: USB Power Adaptors

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Edited: Jul 20, 2014

Product Information:

Recent reports have suggested that some counterfeit and third party USB adapters may not be designed properly and could result in safety issues. While not all third party adapters have an issue, Apple announced a USB Power Adapter Take-back Program to enable customers to acquire properly designed adapters.

Customer safety is a top priority at Apple. That's why all Apple products -- including USB power adapters for iPhone, iPad, and iPod undergo rigorous testing for safety and reliability and are designed to meet government safety standards around the world.

The counterfeit USB Adapters identified have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if these Adapters comply with the safety requirements for the United States or Canada. UL is notifying consumers and retailers that the USB Power Adaptors Model A1265 and identified bear a counterfeit UL Mark for United States and Canada.

Note that the Model A1265 shown with the counterfeit UL Mark is similar to the Apple Model A1265 that is authorized to bear the UL Mark. The counterfeit Model A1265 shown for use in Europe has "Apple" spelled "Applg" and the counterfeit Model A1265 for use in the US and Canada has "Designed" spelled "Designd."

Due to the complexity of testing required to detect an unsafe or counterfeit adapter, Apple Retail and Apple Authorized Service Providers cannot advise you on the authenticity or safety of your adapter. 

 


Fakes Reported By Our Users:

Our users have not reported any counterfeit products

Warnings / Hazards:

The USB Adapters identified have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if these Adapters comply with the safety requirements for the United States or Canada.

Recommended Action:

If you need a replacement adapter to charge your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, we recommend getting an Apple USB power adapter.

Due to the complexity of testing required to detect an unsafe or counterfeit adapter, Apple Retail and Apple Authorized Service Providers cannot advise you on the authenticity or safety of your adapter.

Recent News:

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Contact the Company:
Company:

Address:
1 Infinite Loop

City:
Cupertino, CA 95014

Country:
United States

Phone:
(408) 996.1010

email:

 
Product Information:
Manufacturer:
Apple 

Model Name:
USB Power Adaptors 

Model Number:
A1265 
How to Identify a Fake Product :
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The authentic Apple USB charger with serial number and the authentic UL certification label.


 
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This counterfeit Model A1265 for use in the US and Canada has "Designed" spelled "Designd."

The counterfeit Model A1265 for use in Europe has "Apple" spelled "Applg."


 
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The USB Adapters identified have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if these Adapters comply with the safety requirements for the United States or Canada.


 
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Model A1265 with different blade configurations for use in the US, Canada and Europe.


 


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