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    Sleeping Chinese Girl Electrocuted to Death by iPhone Charger


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    An 18-year-old Chinese girl was killed in her sleep by her iPhone charger, the Daily Mail reports.

    The girl's sister investigated the incident when she entered the house and smelled a strange burning smell. She followed the smell to her sister's room to find her sister unresponsive in her bed, her neck, hands and legs badly burnt. Her iPhone lay broken in her bed, still plugged in to its charger.

    It remains unknown if this charger was a knock-off or an official Apple product, though China has had major problems with counterfeit Apple products being cheaply made and distributed within its borders in recent years.

    The Chinese city of Kunming was home to 22 counterfeit Apple stores in 2011, all of which were shut down by the Chinese government after a blogger uncovered them. This type of incident was not isolated to Kunming, and has continued to be a problem since the government intervened there.

    Counterfeit Apple chargers have been responsible for multiple deaths in China to date. Last year, a 23-year-old air stewardess was electrocuted to death when she answered a phone call while her iPhone was plugged into its (counterfeit) charger. Also in 2013, a man from Beijing was put into a coma by his counterfeit iPhone charger.

    After these incidents occurred, Apple offered to replace counterfeit versions of their products with authentic products.
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    Don't trust knockoffs!

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    Holy crap... Glad I'm not cheap

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    Wha... what?
    Laying in the Cut.

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    Wow...

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    That is sad. China is full of knock offs and this is just another reason not to buy any at all.

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    If you try to buy a $20 charger for $1.50, then I don't see how you couldn't expect this to happen. Apple and other companies might gouge you for their company-certified chargers, but you probably won't wind up burned to death while sleeping because of them.

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    I've heard about one of the incidents before, and in find it unfortunate that it wasn't publicized enough to make the message more known. I myself would probably have given into buying a knock off because the fact that it's only a charger makes it seem insignificant but having heard the news about it made me aware of the danger.

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    Wow that is sad, I don't think buying knock off when it comes to electronics is a good idea. Some girl last year had her samsung explode at her ear after answering a call and after investigation, they found out it was a knock off. Chinese make a lot of knockoff, it might be cheaper but definitely not safer.

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    It must have been some knock-off made by someone who was all-green in all matters relating to making chargers. But I doubt the Chinese authorities will do much to crack down on dangerous knock-offs.

    Buy genuine products, stay safe.

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    I am pretty sure it is a fake charger..Last yr too an iPhone 5 user was electrocuted after she answered the call while the phone was still charging..(Fake charger..!!)
    I highly doubt it really was a genuine Apple product..most products in china are fake and rip offs,no offense,but stats say so.

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    Buying Chinese stuff can be dangerous, but this is too much, poor girl!

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    Poor girl, of course, and this is big proof that being frugal is not the same as buying cheap fakes - You pay for something that lasts, something that's cost efficient. Hope they crack down on the scum selling counterfeit products.

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    Yeah, knock-offs are really poor quality and they break easily, which is why you can get electrocuted from them so easily since the wires are showing. They should really crack down on these and replace them with real products that actually work.

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    Wow! I have never heard of anything like this. I can't believe you could get electrocuted from a charger. It definitely makes you think about buying inexpensive chargers. I am a frugal girl and would opt to buy an inexpensive charger too. I guess I will think twice before doing that. I feel sorry for the girl's family, especially her sister since she was the one with the unfortunate pleasure of having to find her sister dead like that.

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    That's awful. My electric outlet is conveniently leveled to my bed and where I lay my head at night. I take precautions in disconnecting everything at night for fear that I may cause a fire or this.

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