As counterfeiters become more sophisticated and expand out of traditional product categories such as luxury goods, footwear and clothing and into more complex product categories such as electrical machinery and equipment, the impact of this growing scope of counterfeit products poses significant threats to the environment and customer health and safety.
Counterfeit products are made with substandard materials, and electrical machinery and equipment often miss critical safety components and are simply not tested. As a result, these counterfeit products don’t function as intended resulting in poor performance or worse, pose a danger to people, property and the environment.
We put safety of people and property, and the sustainability of the environment first which is why we recognize the importance of helping ensure that our customers use and install genuine Eaton products. Tackling this growing global industry problem head-on, Eaton works with industry bodies and government authorities, and supports local anti-counterfeit agencies and global customs authorities to take legal action against these counterfeits.