October 21, 2016: As a follow-on to our ‘fire-hot’ topic about burning iPhone 7: Apple sues Mobile Star, a manufacturer from New York for making and selling counterfeit charges and cables via Amazon. The consumer product safety and testing organization UL) published the report that stated among other things: fake Apple branded chargers “lack the safety features necessary to protects users from shock and fire hazards” and “were so poorly designed and constructed that they posed a risk of lethal electrocution to the user.”
Apple Sues Mobile Star LLC for Counterfeit Chargers and Cables
It was the increasing number of negative reviews from customers that alerted Apple Corporation and invoked further investigation of the matter. Customers report chargers taking fire and melting and the angry feedbacks were snowballing.
On Mobile Star official web site, the company positions itself as the authorized distributor of Apple chargers for iPhones, Macbooks, iPods and iPads. But is the company authorized to manufacture them? The answer is no. No they aren’t and they abused the Apple owners and undermined their trust in reliability of Apple products as well as in Amason reputation.
So, if you bought your charger from Mobile Star, you got a counterfeit product. But this company isn’t the only one that fakes accessories to popular gadgets. We highly recommend you to follow the tips Apple posted to help you to identify your cable or\and charger.
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According to patentlyapple.com Website, Apple purchased a number of Apple power adapters and charging and syncing cables (collectively “power products”) that were directly sold by Amazon.com – not a third party seller – and determined that they were counterfeit. Amazon.com informed Apple that Mobile Star was its source for the majority of these counterfeit Apple products. Amazon.com turned over to Apple additional inventory of Apple power products that Amazon.com had purchased from Mobile Star, and Apple determined that the vast majority of these products were
In June 2016, Fortune Magazine announced that Amazon.com is the most “influential” and most “trustworthy” company among U.S. adults. For three years in a row, 2014-2016, Amazon.com has been ranked as the “most reputable” American company by the Reputation Institute, as reported by Forbes Magazine.
Apple purchased the power products from Amazon.com and determined that they were counterfeit. Apple was informed by Amazon.com, and upon that basis is informed and believes, that Mobile Star was the source of those particular counterfeit power products purchased by Apple.
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Nearly 90% of Apple-Branded Items on Amazon Fake [Video]
Apple claims that nearly 90 percent of Apple-branded items on Amazon are actually fake, according to a federal lawsuit Apple filed against a New Jersey company on Monday. Video uploaded by CNBC on October 21, 2016.