NVWA: more than half of 41 tested USB charger does not




The Dutch Food Safety Authority investigated 41 USB chargers and found that 24 of the 41 devices do not meet the requirements. 10 chargers even showed big security risks by serious technical flaws.

Total showed 12 of the 41 chargers technical deficiencies because the separation between the primary power source of 230 volts and USB ports and / or reliability of connections and the strength of the insulation were inadequate, writes the NVWA in a research report. At 20 chargers no technical documentation was provided, so that the security can not be guaranteed. Ultimately only 17 chargers passed the test, where the quality of expired known brand, to lesser known brand in the budget segment.

Despite the NVWA the sale of 24 per chargers banned immediately, it may not be possible to maintain, as some is purchased over the internet sellers outside the European Union. In this case concerned the four online shops that have a website in Dutch. In addition, 14 loaders were purchased in physical stores and 23 in Dutch shops. The investigated chargers, all from newsstand sales and are therefore not sold with smartphones and the like. The entire list is at the site of the NVWA find .


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