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Probe launched into unsafe phone chargers

An investigation has been launched after Enfield Council’s trading standards officers seized more than 1,000 counterfeit mobile phone chargers and 111 potentially lethal travel adaptors. 

Officers from the council visited shops in the borough as part of a drive to cut the supply of unsafe mobile phone chargers and seized a number of unsafe devices, further investigation revealed that a number of shops in the borough and elsewhere in London were being supplied by a mobile phone accessories wholesaler who is now subject to further investigation. 

Last week (November 6) officers from Enfield Council’s trading standards raided the company’s headquarters on an industrial estate in Enfield and seized 1,133 phone covers on suspicion they were counterfeit and 111 travel adaptors which had been tested and proved to be unsafe because the design of the adaptor exposes live parts which could deliver a fatal electric shock. 

“Enfield Council will continue to take steps to protect the public from potential harm at the hands of disreputable traders who are keen to make a quick buck.” 

DATE: 12 November 2014