Low quality replacement cables can put home electronics at risk. With the amount of home electronics that consumers use today there is a large demand for low cost cables to charge devices and attach peripherals. Unfortunately, not all cables are made equally. One google engineer has made it a personal mission to test 3rd party USB-C cables and post his findings on amazon reviews for the products. While testing one cable, Benson Leung actually fried the ports on his Chromebook Pixel.
While the spare cable market is relatively young, no manufacturing standards are enforced. The best solution to safeguarding your device is to buy quality cables from the original device manufacturer. Though there may be cables available at a lower cost, the risk to home electronics is fairly large. Many of the companies producing these aftermarket cables use substandard parts and don't actually meet the specifications advertised. When unable to purchase original manufacturer cables it is important that consumers are thorough in reading about the cable they are going to purchase. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.