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Suspiciously cheap chargers are more combustible than you might think

Colin Baker warns: 'don’t cut cabling corners'

After the recent story of a bed going up in flames in a Dublin city apartment as a result of an overheating laptop charger, I was asked by an industry specialist to conduct a review and report on the risk level of similar occurrences posed by such equipment: or, in real terms, to advise on how to minimise the possibility of this happening again to any of us.

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