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How to identify counterfeit Apple A1265 USB iPhone Chargers

Apple: A1265 USB iPhone Chargers

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Edited: Nov 18, 2014

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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.

Counterfeit USB Adapters 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 Adapters Model A1265 may bear a counterfeit UL Mark for United States and Canada.

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

Be very wary of unauthorized sellers and e-commerce websites including eBay and Amazon. Counterfeit products are often listed on eBay and Amazon and sold to unsuspecting buyers as "genuine" or "100% authentic" items at prices close to retail.

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

 


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Warnings / Hazards:

The USB Adapters identified have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if these USB 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.

If you purchased a counterfeit from an e-commerce website (including eBay, Amazon, AliExpress) keep the counterfeit product as proof for your dispute, the manufacturer or authorities. If returned, the seller will claim it is not counterfeit, or re-sell it to another unsuspecting consumer. Contact you credit-card company and dispute the charges -- you have the counterfeit product as proof. Leave negative "Counterfeit" feedback for the seller.

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Address:
1 Infinite Loop

City:
Cupertino, CA 95014

Country:
United States

Phone:
(408) 996.1010

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Product Information:
Manufacturer:
Apple 

Model Name:
A1265 USB iPhone Chargers 

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.

Dangerous counterfeits chargers may look similar if not identical. Always buy authentic products from authorized retailers.


 
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There are many variations of counterfeit Apple USB chargers. Look closely and you will see several errors that identify the counterfeit Apple charger purchased on eBay shown here.

Counterfeit chargers damage equipment, injure and caused one death.


 
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This counterfeit Apple branded charger was purchased on eBay from a seller who has sold hundreds. This charger is missing the green dot indicating a post 2008 revised model.

The charger is a counterfeit and bears a counterfeit UL mark.


 
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This very convincing looking Apple branded USB charger could be easily overlooked as an authentic product if you didn't notice that "information" was spelled incorrectly.

Counterfeit chargers are dangerous and may damage your equipment.


 
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The AC prong can be easily removed by hand on this counterfeit Apple iPhone Charger purchased on eBay.

Look closely and you will see that "information" is spelled with a "c" -"informaticn"

What other errors can you spot?


 
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There are a lot more electronic components to protect your safety and phone in the authentic Apple iPhone Charger than the counterfeit shown here.

Counterfeit chargers damage equipment, injure and have caused one death.


 
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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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These USB chargers were purchased on eBay, listed as Authentic OEM Apple Chargers.

A close inspection reveals spelling errors identifying them as counterfeit. Counterfeit chargers have damaged equipment, caused injury and one death.


 
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Be careful of sellers claiming authentic Apple products. The eBay seller of this USB charger claimed "OEM Authentic Charger for Apple iPhone" but sent a fake.

Counterfeit USB chargers have damaged equipment, caused injuries, and one death.


 
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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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