Wednesday, May 18, 2016

issues charger advisory in China

Following a widely reported fatality involving a Chinese stewardess who gotelectrocuted by her iPhone charger (just weeks from her wedding), has posted a statement to its China web site recommending customers use only authorized chargers.Ten days ago, aChinese newspaper reportedthat23-yr-old China Airlines flight attendant Ma Ailunsuffered a fatal electric shockwhen she answered a call using her iPhone that was recharging. Major media outlets picked up the report, crting another PR nightmare in ’s“most important market”(Cook’s words from rlier this yr)…The Next Webfirst spotted anew pageon the China website.It advises customers to buy only official adapters: always puts the user’s safety first, so all of our products are subject to strint safety and reliability testing, and are designed to meet government safety standards around the world, including the iPhone and iPad USB power adapters.This overview will help you identify uine USB power adapters.When you need to charge the iPhone or iPad, we recommend that you use the supplied USB power adapter and USB cable. These adapters and cables are also available separately from and Authorized Resellers.The recommendation is in response to speculation thatAilun was using a knockoff chargerrather than the official adapter, which could have ledto the capacitor brking down and sending 220 volts of electricity directly into the iPhone’s battery. was“deeply saddened”by the tragic loss of life, the company wrote in a statement. The iPhone maker pledged to thoroughly investigate the incident and assured full co-operation with authorities.The advisory isprominently linked at the bottom of ’sChina front page.

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