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UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on USB Power Adapters (Release 15PN-28)

November 30, 2015

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 30, 2015 —The following is a notification from UL that the USB power adapter Model A1265 identified below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. The USB adapters have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if these USB power adapters comply with any safety requirements.

Note the Model A1265 with the counterfeit Mark is similar to a Model A1265 that is authorized to bear the UL Mark. The counterfeit Model A1265 power adaptors are marked “Designed by WHP in California”, the power adapter that is authorized to bear the UL mark is marked “Designed by Apple in California”. The word “equipment” is misspelled on the counterfeit unit. Instead of “For use with information technology equipment”, the counterfeit unit is marked “For use with information technology equipmnet”.

Name of Product: USB Adapter, Model A1265

Identification: The product bears a label with a counterfeit UL Listing Mark and the following:

 Model A1265

counterfeit UL mark

Designed by WHP in California



CAUTION: For use with information technology equipmnet

Photos: Photos of the counterfeit power adapters and packaging (please note the plug covers do not contain counterfeit UL Marks):

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Photo of the adapter authorized to bear the UL Mark:
counterfeit UL mark
Decor Craft Inc. dba DCI Gift
133 Mathewson Street
Providence, RI  02903
Bus. 401-621-2324
Sold at:  Known to be sold at ; aahs!, Torrence, CA (retail store) and may have been sold at other locations.