Apple purchased these devices itself, and then informed Amazon that they were not legitimate Apple products. At that point, Amazon told Apple that a firm called Mobile Star was offering the counterfeit goods. These fakes present a health risk to consumers according to Apple, because they “pose a significant risk of overheating, fire, and electrical shock.”
Back in 2013, after a 23-year old woman was reportedly killed in Chinawhen she answered a call on her Apple iPhone 5, a number of incidents took place where iPhone and iPad users were getting shocked. Apple tied the problem to the use of cheap, third party chargers. The company started a campaign to exchange those poorly made chargers and cables for genuine Apple manufactured charging accessories. Apple is concerned that a number of its customers could again be facing danger after purchasing the knock-offs that were sold on Amazon.
If you purchased what was labeled as “genuine” Apple charging accessories from Amazon, we suggest that you call the online retailer or Apple.