- Associated Press - Monday, March 31, 2014

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 (https://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, https://www.myfox9.com

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