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MAN ARRESTED IN FAKE SPARK PLUGS RAID

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MAN ARRESTED IN FAKE SPARK PLUGS RAID


Trading Standards in East Sussex has uncovered a haul of fake spark plugs, valued at nearly £40,000

Istvan Lorincz of Hailsham was found to be in possession of bags of the engine components, along with sophisticated label making equipment and cartons. He had been passing off the fakes as authentic parts on internet auction sites.

Fake plugs found in raid (Photo: East Sussex Trading Standards)

Hove Crown Court found him guilty of 25 breaches of the trademarks act and handed down a four-month prison sentence, suspended for eighteen months.  

Cllr Bill Bentley, East Sussex County Council told local paper, The Eastbourne Herald: “This unscrupulous individual was caught with counterfeit motor parts with a very high value”.

“He was knowingly selling these items online to unsuspecting consumers and businesses around the country, to the detriment not just of the buyers, but of the manufacturers whose products he claimed to be offering and to genuine traders trying to make an honest living”

Rumours of fake spark plugs in the market have been floating about for a while.

 

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TRADING STANDARDS SEIZE FAKE BEARINGS

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TRADING STANDARDS SEIZE FAKE BEARINGS


A raid by West Yorkshire Trading Standards has resulted in the seizure of a stockpile of fake bearings, weighing around 1.5 tonnes.

Members of SKF Bearing Brand Protection team were present to help identify the forgeries. Other than bearings, a number of other automotive and industrial components were seized.

Paul Dysiewicz, SKF’s Engineering Manager, says: “Counterfeit industrial products like bearings are still a major concern for our UK customers who purchase them in good faith, believing them to be the genuine article. Customers who accidentally purchase counterfeit products are being cheated financially, risk damage to their machinery and incur expensive downtime as a result. They may also be liable to third party damages. We always recommend that, in order to safeguard authenticity, customers carefully select their supplier and always source their SKF bearings from trusted, authorised distributors.”

Fake bearings have become such a problem around the world that the seven largest producers have come together to tackle it. Between them they have formed the World Bearing Association and set up a website stopfakebearings.com to raise awareness.

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Image for illustration only Copyright: foxaon / 123RF Stock Photo

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