NORTHBROOK, IL – February 15, 2013 – The following is a notification to consumers and retailers that the USB power adapter identified below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. The USB power adapter has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if this adapter complies with any safety requirements.  

The Model A1357W010A051 with the counterfeit UL Mark is similar to a Model A1357W010A051 that is authorized to bear the UL Mark. The models can be identified by the differences in the markings shown in the photographs below.

Name of Product:  10W USB Power Adapter, Model No. A1357 W010A051

Photos of Product: 

Photos of Markings:

Adapter with Counterfeit UL Mark 

Adapter with Authorized UL Mark      

Photo on left shows the adapter with the counterfeit UL Mark and the photo on the right shows the adapter that is authorized to bear the UL Mark.  The differences between the markings are underlined in the photos and listed below.

Known to be sold at: Known to be sold at and may have been sold at other locations.