Sadly, a mother of two in Australia died from electrocution stemming from a knockoff phone charger.
Sheryl Aldeguer, a 28-year-old nurse, was found dead in her house wearing headphones with her laptop in her lap, covered in burns on her chest and ears.
Police are still investigating, but they believe Aldeguer was talking on her phone while it was plugged in to the wall with a faulty, $4.99 USB-style charger.
Lynelle Collins from the New South Wales Department of Fair Trading told AFP:
"Somehow power from that charger has connected to her body. Whether she had it (the phone) to her ear or was holding it in her hand, we don't know."
The Department of Fair Trading has since removed unauthorized USB chargers, and has alerted people to the dangers of using cheap knockoff chargers. The department has also warned the general public not to use their phones while the devices are changing.
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