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By Ashley Moniz
Last Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) officers confiscated a shipment containing counterfeit COVID-19 test kits. This seizure highlights the issues with counterfeit products and the serious risks that they pose. Unreliable testing kits could seriously impact proper diagnosis of new cases and could lead to further spread of the virus. The USCBP therefore cautions about the presence of fake testing kits.
Los Angeles is not the only place where fake testing kits have been found. On Tuesday, March 17, Kenyan police arrested 10 people in Nairobi believed to be selling fake coronavirus testing kits. It is important to remain alert to counterfeits and their negative impact on consumers. For more information about protecting your marks from counterfeiters and measures that you can take to stop counterfeit products before they enter Canada, please contact us.
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