7 red flags that could mean a product on Amazon is actually junk

Millions of Amazon items are ordered each and every day. But as any longtime shopper knows, there's always a chance that replacement phone charger you've been considering will turn out to be junk.

In addition to negative — or even falsely positive reviews — Consumer Reports told Business Insider that buyers should be wary of items that may not comply with federal safety standards or have even been recalled. In these cases, items may not only be poor quality, but also extremely dangerous.

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Business Insider has previously reported other things to be aware of when ordering from Amazon, including sneaky ways Amazon gets Prime members to spend more. Kevin Webb previously reported on two websites can help you compare costs so you don't end up spending more than you need to.

Keep reading for a look at some easy ways to know if your new Amazon purchase will turn out to be junk.

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