How can I find safe USB-C cables?

Episode 1515 (10:08)

Johnny from Atlanta, GA
Microsoft Surface Go

Johnny picked up a Windows Surface Go tablet, which Leo calls the cutest computer ever. It's 9.7" with Keyboard and Pen, and USB charging. But Johnny got a charging adapter for it that bricked the computer. Leo says to never buy a third party charger unless he's sure it's a legitimate product. Amazon doesn't police their third party sellers very well, and a lot of them are either counterfeit or very cheaply made. USB-C is not a well defined spec to begin with, and when you get a third party charger adapter, it's a roll of the dice if it will kill your computer. Johnny should stick with name brands. Leo suggests going a step further and buying only cables that are Benson Lueng approved.