A CGPME report estimates that between 5 and 10% of parts on the market would be counterfeiting products. Fake automotive parts endanger your life and other road-users’ life. Nevertheless, sales are lucrative and counterfeiters go on abounding the market and take benefit from users’ lack of knowledge about distinguishing genuine and fake products.
Components, parts and materials
Parts and materials
Botched manufacture and non-compliance with the standards
Fake automotive parts are widely abundant on the Internet. Private individuals and garage owners can procure parts at a lower cost but it has a real impact because of the malfunctioning generated. The risk of breakage is higher than for an official part.
Before buying these products, it is necessary to request information from the reseller and to ask for guarantees of the products origin.
Even in B2B, the risk of counterfeiting is significant. Wholesalers are contacted by counterfeiters who offer cheap products.
Flouted manufacturing and safety standards
Electric components stand for a real danger in the context of security for the consumers who are not suspicious of what they bought. It can jeopardize the safety of premises. Nobody checks the products quality or performs security tests. These components can cause fires. Counterfeiting circuit breakers ignite or explode in case of overvoltage.