Do Not Use This Used Belkin Wireless Charger

Wireless charging is confusing , but the obvious one fact: if your charger has the potential to shake you or set fire to the phone, you should probably stop using it.

While the Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand shown above has not been reported in any way of injury or incident, the company has warned of this. Stop using your charger now and find when you bought it. If you purchased it between July and October of last year, contact Belkin for a return. (And if you’re not sure if this affected you, check your charger serial number here .)

Belkin describes the problem:

“A factory defect in the power supply may cause the charger to malfunction and overheat, which could result in fire and electric shock.

No personal injury or property damage was reported, and no other Belkin Wireless Chargers or any other Belkin product were affected by this review.

If you have purchased a Special Edition Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand, WIZ003, it is important that you stop using it immediately, disconnect it from any power source and contact us for further instructions. ”

To get started with your refund and find out how Belkin wants you to dispose of your defective device, visit this site and get ready to enter a ton of information. You will be asked to provide detailed information about yourself, including your contact information and mailing address. You will also need to include the serial number of your charger. If you don’t know the actual date of purchase, that’s okay.

Then you will need to send photos of your charger, in particular its back, as well as a purchase receipt. We hope you bought it from an online store as I doubt many people keep receipts for phone accessories for six months.

It is a pain? Absolutely. That said, $ 60 is $ 60, and it costs something not to ignite an accidental fire. And in this regard, I understand if this whole test causes you a slight phobia of Belkin. But reviews do happen. Fortunately, there are plenty of great alternatives, quick or cheap , should you feel the urge to explore another brand. Otherwise, you can still get the same exclusive Belkin charger from Apple for the same price you paid earlier. Your call.

[ The Verge ]

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