Nintendo left sweating over dodgy chargers
DS, DS Lite and GameBoy all fingered
Only last week Trading Standards warned UK punters that dangerous third-party chargers were flooding the market. But now the problem’s afflicting Nintendo and the videogame giant’s issued a warning.
Nintendo's warned gamers of dodgy third-party console chargers
The company’s UK division has warned that “several blocks of Nintendo DS Lite” imported into Blighty from outside of the “European Economic Area” have had their original chargers substituted for a third-party one.
The DS, DS Lite and GameBoy are all affected
Nintendo also said that such chargers are being sold individually for the DS, DS Lite and GameBoy, despite none of them having passed the firm’s safety checks.
The dodgy chargers, Nintendo claims, could pose a safety risk to gamers or be manipulated by children.
Any worried gamers can check the authenticity of their charger using Nintendo’s online certification guide.
Charger per country?
They should be brought to task for providing chargers that are not country independent. The picture for the "UK" charger shows 230v so that means if you take your toy abroad, after all it is a Lite supposed to be mobile, you will need to purchase a different Nintendo branded charger for the other countries.
Most PSUs today are 110-240v so theirs should be.
On the other hand if the chargers worked in every country people would buy from the cheapest supplier and not necessarily that in Rip Off Britain (ROB).