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U.S. Customs and Border Protection seize counterfeit sinks in Baltimore

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seize counterfeit sinks in Baltimore
Posted at 12:31 PM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 12:31:08-05

Nearly 3,000 counterfeit stainless steel sinks were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Baltimore this week.

The shipment of sinks came from Malaysia and was headed to an address in Maryland. CBP officers discovered the counterfeit UPC shield logo during an inspection.

If authentic, the sinks would have a retail price of about $1.1 million.

“Customs and Border Protection will continue to work closely with our trade and consumer safety partners to seize counterfeit and inferior merchandise, especially those products that pose potential harm to American consumers, negatively impact legitimate business brand reputations, and potentially steal jobs from U.S. workers,” said Dianna Bowman, CBP’s Area Port Director for the Area Port of Baltimore.

According to CBP, their officers seized $3.8 million worth of products with Intellectual Property Rights violations on a typical day in 2016.