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2012-11-02 15:23:34

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Clothing labels convey necessary information about a garment in order to make the customer's shopping process as easy as possible. However, sewing labels suggest more than the basic information; their design and overall sensibility can speak to a brand's savvy, ideology, and trendiness. Hi-Tech Printing & Labeling Inc. understands this and strives to create the most fashionable, durable, and affordable printed fabric and woven labels on the...

2012-10-31 11:22:47

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UL is notifying consumers and retailers that the nightlight identified below bears a counterfeit UL Holographic Mark. The nightlight has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the nightlight complies with any safety requirements. The counterfeit nightlight is similar in construction to a nightlight that is authorized to bear the UL Mark. The nightlight that is authorized to bear the UL Mark is...

2012-10-25 07:31:43

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InkSure Technologies Inc., the market leader in machine-readable anti-counterfeiting solutions, is pleased to announce the introduction of high security taggants approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for direct food contact to the company's anti-counterfeiting product line. Taggants, machine-readable chemical markers, are a mature and proven technology used for brand protection and anti-counterfeiting by brand owners and governments....

2012-10-19 11:23:44

CRANBURY, N.J., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Systech International will launch e-Fingerprint(TM) at Pack Expo later this month. e-Fingerprint(TM) is a unique solution developed to combat the growing issue of counterfeiting in the global pharmaceutical supply chain. The problem of counterfeit pharmaceutical products entering the supply chain continues to intensify. Patient safety is being put at risk and the economic costs of counterfeiting have reached staggering levels. Regulatory bodies...

The Dangers Of Counterfeit Airbags
2012-10-10 14:30:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are a few things in life worth paying full price for, such as safety equipment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a report today warning Americans that their replacement airbags may be counterfeit and, as such, dangerously flawed. The NHTSA gave a press conference earlier today wherein they announced the results of a round of tests that they put several airbags through. While the risk...

2012-10-10 11:20:58

CENTREVILLE, Va., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carfax issued the following statement regarding today's announcement by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the use of counterfeit air bags: "This announcement underscores the importance of checking the history of used cars," said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax. "Air bags are one of most crucial parts of a car's safety system. We have created a free...

2012-09-20 06:37:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition ("IACC") announced today that it has reached agreements with two of the largest online platforms in China: Taobao Marketplace, and DHgate, seeking to combat the trafficking of counterfeit goods online. "This was a logical next step," stated Bob Barchiesi, IACC President. "Every legitimate business has a shared interest, and a shared responsibility, in making sure that the online marketplace...

2012-09-19 06:20:56

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a study by the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security, the number of counterfeit incidents reported by 387 participants climbed from 3,868 in 2005 to 9,356 in 2008, an increase of more than 140 percent. To help combat such counterfeiting, SAE International offers its new "Counterfeit Parts Portal." The portal is designed as an information clearing house for manufacturers and engineers trying to...

2012-09-18 10:26:50

OLD LYME, Conn., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Audio specialist Sennheiser announced the deployment of groundbreaking identification technologies in its consumer products, designed to protect consumers against fake product and illegal counterfeiting activities. The premium manufacturer's packaging and products will now carry a new authenticity label, the tesa® PrioSpot. The first Sennheiser products featuring this innovative packaging will arrive on store shelves by the...

China Enacts Nationwide Counterfeit Drug Takedown, Arrests 2,000 People
2012-08-06 08:47:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A counterfeit Chinese drug ring has been broken up and more than 1,900 people have been arrested for the manufacture and sale of fake drugs and related goods valuing close to $182 million US, according to Chinese authorities. The Chinese Ministry of Public Security said in a statement that the government plan to take down the operation began on July 25. The counterfeit drugs being marketed were supposed to treat various illnesses...