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Twin Cities man burned by off-brand phone charger

March 31, 2014
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Twin Cities man is facing a fourth surgery after he was burned by an off-brand cell phone charger.

Tim Tyrell says he was just trying to save a few dollars when he searched eBay for an iPhone charger. Tyrell says he found three charges for under $10. But, when he received the merchandise and plugged a charger into an electrical outlet, it tripped the circuit breaker and caused what he says was a "mini explosion."

Tyrell suffered a small burn that later became infected. KMSP-TV (http://bit.ly/1pFBr5q ) says it's taken three surgeries so far to tackle the infection.

Tyrell just wants to warn others about buying knock-off phone accessories. The cut rate price might not be worth it.

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Information from: KMSP-TV, http://www.myfox9.com

 
 

 

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