Beware of dodgy Nintendo games consoles.

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Parents are being warned about fake imported Nintendo games consoles which could be a fire hazard and pose a danger to their children's safety.

HM Revenue & Customs said it had seized hundreds of counterfeit Nintendo DS and DS Lites, which were discovered to contain dangerous power adapters.

Nintendo confirmed it had not produced the potentially dangerous adaptors.

Several UK consumers had ordered the consoles after being attracted by the much cheaper price.

Many had been bought for £40 instead of the usual £100 retail price.

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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) warned UK customers to be "vigilant" when purchasing electronic goods from websites.

"Buy from a reputable or regulated site, and if purchasing from outside the UK or a new website research the site, check all the facts before you buy," said Pamela Rogers, HMRC's head of intellectual property rights.

Mike Rawlinson, managing director of the Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA), said that when a deal looks to good to be true "it often is".

Speaking to the BBC, HMRC spokesperson Clare Merrills warned that faulty counterfeit consoles could be unsafe.

"You might find you plug it in and the adaptor sets on fire or the wires start to melt and stick out," she warned.

"When you buy these goods, you're not funding our economy, you're actually funding criminals in these far off places and it could be linked to terrorism," she added.

Consumers who have received fakes are advised to either contact the companies from which they bought the goods or contact their local Trading Standards office.

9 Comments

Where? Do they work or just look like the DS?

"funding criminals in these far off places and it could be linked to terrorism"

LMFAO! Does everything have to be linked to terrorism... I'm swaying more and more towards Marxism every day!

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Where? Do they work or just look like the DS?



Probably the Lite version of this bad boy

http://www.techeblog.com/files/nintendo_ds_clone.jpg

Seems the reviewer has taken down all the videos...

Robotochan;3669726

Probably the Lite version of this ]bad boy



Deaqd linky - removed...

New world order

Fake DS funding terrorism! LMFAO! seems like every pirated product is a way of funding terrorism! Fake dvds fund the drug trade which funds the terrorists! Can you imagin Osama Bin Laden flogging fake DS and dvds just so he can go and buy another AK47! And lets be honest here, if you can't make money from selling drugs then you're pretty much useless! more of an imbecile than threat to national security!

Kwokalicious;3670036

Fake DS funding terrorism! LMFAO! seems like every pirated product is a … Fake DS funding terrorism! LMFAO! seems like every pirated product is a way of funding terrorism! Fake dvds fund the drug trade which funds the terrorists! Can you imagin Osama Bin Laden flogging fake DS and dvds just so he can go and buy another AK47! And lets be honest here, if you can't make money from selling drugs then you're pretty much useless! more of an imbecile than threat to national security!



seen him down my local market and car boot sale every weekend.
I keep calling the f.b.i but there not interested

akme;3670079

seen him down my local market and car boot sale every weekend.I keep … seen him down my local market and car boot sale every weekend.I keep calling the f.b.i but there not interested



don't call the F.B.I. get him yourself and get declared a hero! Embaress the world's governments by finding the most wanted man in the world for a fraction of the cost!
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