Fake Magpul products have been all been the norm over the past few years, recently fake EOTech’s have even been spotted on Amazon. Well it looks like the next accessory maker targeted by counterfeiters is Blackhawk. It’s always best to buy from reputable dealers when buying your gear, if you see a deal that’s too good to be true chances are it is. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes with gear as vital as a duty holster.
NORFOLK, Va. – June 6, 2013 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently discovered two shipments of counterfeit BLACKHAWK!® products, including SERPA® holsters, at the Port of Miami. The subsequent seizure was the result of the collaborative efforts of BLACKHAWK! and CBP officials to prevent the influx of cheap and dangerous counterfeit products into the American market. This latest seizure sends a message to overseas counterfeiters that American companies will not accept infringement of their intellectual rights and dangerous imitations of their products.
“We would like to extend our thanks to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and, in particular, the vigilant officials at the Miami Seaport,” said BLACKHAWK! Brand Director Chuck Buis. “We work hard to ensure our customers aren’t exposed to imitation BLACKHAWK! products. Knowing we have agencies like the U.S. Customs and Border Protection working on the front lines to protect our customers is invaluable to us.”
Counterfeit products create confusion in the marketplace and pose a potential danger to users. Original products produce American jobs and provide the quality expected of brand name products.