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Health and Safety Risks of Counterfeits Cwa fer Raponslda Feaupia Aad Tiada HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS OF COUNTERFEITS Health and Beauty 5 million tubes of toothpaste contaminated with diethylene glycol (antifreeze ingred ient) recalled in Japan. Children's Toys 2 million toys coated in toxic lead paint (> 300,000 sold in USA) in gkobal recall. Food Technology Fake cell phone batteries exploded and caused deaths in India and China. 6 infants killed, 300,000 injured in China from melamine- laced mik powder. Furniture Alcohol Twenty-five people died and dozers were hospitalized or left blind from spinits laced with methandl (sold as 'ethanol' to a spirits distrbutor). 2,000 British consumers injured with burns from "toxic sofas" treated with fungicide chemical dimethyl fumarate (DMF). Cars Counterfeit auto parts in India resulted in 25,400 deaths and more than 93,000 injuries in 2009. REDUCE THE RISK: TOP PRACTICES I. Develop procedures for reporting on and ensuring destruction of counterfeit parts. 2. Work collaboratively with government authorities to suppart product safety and quality. 3. Increase awareness among consumers and end Lsers about the hazards of counterfeits. Visit for the fill whitepaper and to learn absut CREATE Leading Practices fur IP Protectian and Auti-Corruptian.

Health and Safety Risks of Counterfeits

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Counterfeit goods are no longer just luxury items, there are serious health and safety risks from baby food to furniture. Read on for more examples.


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