This is a formal notice of correction for one of my previous analyses, and a public caution. The Huawei Nexus 6P charger has been removed from listing of recommendations until further notice.

tl;dr: Some stock Huawei OEM chargers included with the Nexus 6P go Vbus HOT when used with eMarked cables. Not all 6P chargers appear to be affected. Only in very limited circumstances (such as mine) will this defect cause damage to devices or accessories. If you only use a (1)non-emarked (2)USB-C 2.0 cable, such as the one included with the phone, and (3)only with the 6P, you will not encounter this issue.

It is currently the official policy of the Google Store that since the charger "works fine" with the cable included in the box, they do not consider this a charger defect or damage caused by using "third party" eMarked or USB3.1 cords a warranty-able item.

*Note:* Google's statement is in parity with the statement OnePlus gave regarding their noncompliant USB-C cables that would cause damage to devices.

Until the affected chargers can be identified, I urge caution to only use the USB 2.0 cable included with the phone itself. Any/all of the below cables will expose this bug with the charger:

* [USB-IF Certified] Plugable USB-C to USB-C Cable (3.3 ft / 1 m, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 3A)
* Belkin USB-IF Certified 3.1 USB-C (USB Type C) to USB Type C Cable, 3 Feet / 0.9 Meters
* Belkin USB-C to USB-C Cable (USB 3.1)
* 0.5m (1.6 ft) Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) USB-C Cable - Thunderbolt and USB Compatible (any length)
* JUCX01 USB 3.1 Type-C to Type-C Coaxial Cable (20v/100w capable)
(Any USB3.1 USB-C cord, according to the spec)
(Any Thunderbolt 3 cord, according to the spec)
(Any USB-IF certified cord, according to the spec)

The matter is complicated by the fact that EMCA USB-IF certified cords are "safer", and going forward all USB-C cables will be eMarked as a result of previous bad cables. (Catch 22.)

Out of the interests of public safety, I am disclosing this after having previously notified the manufacturer and received an official response. Technical details are withheld until the situation can be addressed better.
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