Anti-Piracy Action Plan Representatives seized 9,700 non-National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel)-approved smartphone chargers from a carrier located in the municipality of Canoas (RS) this Friday (16).

Investigators from the Federal Revenue Department of Smuggling and Embezzlement (Direp) became suspicious of a lot of products made in China and conducted physical examinations of the lot.

They identified four different charger models and confirmed that Anatel’s system had no homologation records. All shipments of irregular products were confiscated and taken to the Federal Revenue warehouse.

The use of unapproved equipment may pose a risk to users and devices. Irregular chargers can damage battery health and endanger phones’ internal devices, as well as presenting risks of electrical discharge and explosion.

How to check if a device is approved by Anatel

Any telecommunication product can only be sold in Brazil with technical certificate from Anatel. The agency has more than 100,000 pieces of equipment certified and certified to safety and quality standards. Most devices are manufactured in Brazil, China, and the United States.

The agency maintains a page called Mosaico Anatel to inquire about approved equipment only. To consult, access the website, click “Apply for Approved and (or) Certified Products” and report the Anatel seal number on the packaging or the product itself.

Source: Tec Mundo

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