Someone also made counterfeit toilets and faucets? Recently, Foshan, a major producer of domestic sanitary wares, has jointly detected a large case of manufacturing and selling counterfeit brand sanitary wares, involving more than 12.1 million yuan. Industry insiders pointed out that the demand for non-smart toilets is large, the price is high, and the manufacturing threshold is low, which has become the hardest hit area for the manufacture and sale of building materials products.
Brand sanitary ware fakes appear in many places
At the beginning of October, Foshan, together with Pengzhou in Sichuan, Suqian in Jiangsu, Yinchuan in Ningxia and other provinces and municipalities, sent out more than 100 police officers to successfully detect this huge case of manufacturing and selling counterfeit registered trademark products and seized counterfeit “Dongpeng”, “Wrigley” and other sanitary ware products , More than 1,000 semi-finished products and mass production of raw materials and machinery, with a value of 12.1 million yuan.
In addition, at the beginning of this year, the Shandong Dezhou Public Security Bureau cracked a case involving a counterfeit registered bathroom trademark of more than 300,000 yuan, and successfully destroyed a fake den in Guangzhou; in July, the Fujian Nan’an Public Security Bureau seized a batch of counterfeit listed brand Zhongyu Sanitary Ware. There are more than 10,000 counterfeit sanitary products worth more than 900,000 yuan. In September, a large-scale counterfeit factory specializing in the manufacture of counterfeit sanitary ware for Zhongyu Sanitary Ware was seized.
It is understood that sanitary ware is a must-have for every household, and it has been the hardest hit area for counterfeit cottages. This year, local governments have jointly cracked down on frauds and illegal vendors in the sanitary ware industry, and the seizures are only the tip of the iceberg. In the past, 70% of domestic sanitary ware came from Foshan. In recent years, there have been many production bases in Foshan, Jiangmen, Chaozhou, Quanzhou, Fujian, and Tangshan, Hebei. Many brands have specialty stores across the country. This has led to the production and sale of counterfeit products everywhere. It has increased the difficulty for relevant departments to crack down on counterfeit and shoddy sanitary ware products.
Industry insiders pointed out that the current home improvement building materials market is fiercely competitive, and toilet sanitary ware has always been the hardest hit area for counterfeit knockoffs. Counterfeit toilets and faucet products are bright in appearance but rough in interior, and the quality of many hardware, valves, glazes, and copper cores is not good enough. , Or the pipe diameter and other parameters are not up to standard, quality problems such as glaze peeling, copper oxidation, valve failure, and toilet blockage are prone to occur in the daily use of citizens. The rampant of these counterfeit and shoddy products not only causes the rights and interests of consumers to be infringed, but also destroys the popularity and reputation established by the sanitary ware brand, and disrupts the image and development order of the entire sanitary ware industry.
Choose regular channels to buy
Nowadays, many consumers, because they are busy with work and have no time to purchase, or do not understand the decoration industry, and are unfamiliar with the materials, they will choose to let the decoration company contract labor and materials, and let the decoration workers help purchase decoration materials, toilets and faucets. Although the brands of sanitary ware and other products will be agreed upon when signing the contract, the owners are often not on-site during the actual installation process, which provides opportunities for counterfeit vendors to collude with the decoration guerrillas to sell counterfeit brand sanitary ware products. To this end, industry insiders reminded citizens that they might as well shop around before buying sanitary ware, go to a sanitary brand specialty store in a professional home building material store, and ask the merchants to provide product inspection certificates. Consumers are advised to pay more attention to product quality while focusing on affordable prices.
The person in charge of the Municipal Decoration Association told the reporter that there are currently more than 100 urban decoration companies registered with the Municipal Decoration Association, including more than 80 home improvement companies and more than 20 tooling companies. The number of decoration companies operating in the city is roughly estimated to be 200. Multiple. Among them, in addition to some “three noes” home improvement guerrillas, some are self-employed. Therefore, when consumers choose a home improvement company, they may wish to ask to see whether the other party’s business license is a member of the Municipal Decoration Association, and understand the company’s operating life, reputation and integrity. If counterfeit products are found, consumers can also lodge a complaint with the municipal consumer protection committee or the municipal clothing association.