Apple updates its Chinese website following counterfeit charger electrocutions

Buy genuine, and don't get electrocuted.

Following the electrocution of a Chinese woman, Ma Ailun, 23, earlier this month, Apple has updated its Chinese Apple website with a prominent message urging users to only use official chargers to power their iDevices. Allun was found dead still holding an iPhone 4, still plugged-in for charging, with burns on her hand and foot; only a few days later, another similar incident involving a Chinese man, was left in a coma after connecting his iPhone 4 to a counterfeit charger.

The site now displays a link to a guide and the following translated message:

Apple always put the user's safety first, so all of our products are subject to stringent safety and reliability testing, and designed to meet government safety standards around the world, including for the iPhone and iPad USB power adapter,

The guide shows images including the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5, the iPad 3 and 4th-gen, as well as the iPad mini. 

This overview will help you identify genuine Apple USB power adapter. When you need to charge the iPhone or iPad, we recommend that you use the random standard USB power adapter and USB cable. These adapters and cables are also available separately from Apple and Apple Authorized Resellers,

Apple said of both incidents that they are "deeply saddened", and "will fully investigate and co-operate with authorities in [both] matter[s]".

Source: ITProPortal | Image via Apple

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