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Nintendo left sweating over dodgy chargers

DS, DS Lite and GameBoy all fingered

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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.

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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.

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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.

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