Deadly Fake iPhone Charger Accidents Plague Thrifty Users | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it

Another day, another fake iPhone charger accident. Unlike last week's incident, which reportedly killed Chinese 23-year-old Ma Ailun, her countryman Wu Jian is still alive but in a coma after his counterfeit iPhone 4 charger gave him a severe shock, causing cardiac arrest and depriving his brain of oxygen.

These accidents happen all the time, and not just in China. Apple sells its basic name-brand chargers for around $20, at what experts say are very healthy profit margins. Meanwhile there are millions of counterfeits on the market selling for a dollar or two — a black market that thrives in part because the real thing is so expensive.