Saturday 16 December 2017

'A lucky escape' - Dublin Fire Brigade warns people about the dangers of using cheap phone chargers

Kathy Armstrong

Only use genuine phone chargers or you could be putting yourself at risk, Dublin Fire Brigade has warned.

DFB issued the advice on Twitter after a non-branded cable started to burn.

They shared a picture of the charger, which had become black, charred and twisted on Monday.

They said: "The user of this spurious charger had a lucky escape. Found the cable in this state after charging a phone over night.

"Only use genuine cables."

DFB has also urged people not to charge mobile phones or other devices overnight.

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