The skilled crew at the Device Shop on Elm Street in Downtown Westfield stressed the dangers of “aftermarket batteries” in recent posts on social media with a photo of charred off-brand batteries that had caught fire while charging. They used the hashtag #boom.
Aftermarket batteries are often made by manufacturers that do not make computers and try to profit by selling cheaper products than official replacement batteries. In reality, the pros say they’re not worth the savings.
The Device Shop does not, and won’t ever use aftermarket batteries when performing repairs, the shop guarantees. Its website says, “gone are the days of shoddy mall kiosk service.”
The Device Shop
51 Elm Street
Photo courtesy The Device Shop on Instagram.