USB adapter mimics Flextronics design but bears counterfeit UL mark
In a telltale sign of a fake, the word ‘equipment’ is misspelled on the adapter.
Several weeks ago Underwriters Laboratories posted a public notice informing consumers that a USB power adapter bears a counterfeit UL mark. Based on information contained in UL’s notice, the bogus adapter (called Model R300) might easily be confused with actual UL-certified products. “Flextronics Sales and Marketing (A-P) Ltd. has similar USB powering devices that are UL certified. However, Model R300 is not manufactured by Flextronics,” the notice says.
Of the Model R300, UL stated, “This USB adapter is not UL certified and has not been evaluated by UL to any standards for safety. It is unknown if it complies with any safety requirements.”
UL provides images of the adapter on its website, which we’re also sharing with you below. In a telltale sign of a counterfeit, the adapter includes the word “equipment” misspelled as “equipmnet.”