A large cache made up of three large fake broadcasts Apple AirPods was seized by US customs and border protection (CBP) Officers in Cincinnati. The shipments were found to contain approximately $ 7.16 million worth of counterfeit products. You came from China. The total number of fake AirPods the seized stand at 36,000, with 12,000 in each shipment. The shipments were made to an address in Dayton, KY.
According to the CBP website post, she consulted “an import specialist from the CBP Center of Excellence and Expertise” about the products. When they started their review, it was found that “the items are in breach of the CBP trademark and copyright code.” The items were declared confiscated on May 11th and 13th.
The website says, “Apple has configuration tokens on the website AirPods and has registered these trademarks with CBP. In addition, a company doesn’t need to use the Apple word mark or design on its products to infringe those trademarks. In this case, further examination of the earbuds revealed that their shape and design mimicked the protected one Apple Construction.”
The Post also says that each came with a declared value of $ 5,280, but the manufacturer’s suggested retail price for all AirPods would have been $ 7.16 million if they were all real.
The AirPods are one of the tech giant’s most popular products. Apple has nearly 114 million units of the real wireless Earbuds last year. The CBP asked people to be aware of the counterfeit products around them. Consumers have been advised to keep up to date with the list of authorized retailers for a particular product from the company they are trying to buy and not to buy it from unauthorized sellers. They are also advised to “read all labels and verify serial numbers or other forms of authentication with manufacturer databases” before purchasing. And finally, it is usually cheaper to use common sense regarding prices than counterfeit goods.