MOLDED CASE CIRCUIT BREAKERS Anti-counterfeiting
The counterfeiting of well-known brands and products is a growing, worldwide issue. Using counterfeit electrical products can result in a higher risk for failure or malfunction, potentially leading to equipment failure, property damage, or injury.
Frequently asked questions
Q: Why should you be concerned about counterfeit electrical products?
A: Counterfeit electrical products are unsafe. They pose a real danger to any home or facility where they may be installed. Counterfeit electrical products also put your health and safety at risk.
Q: How big is the problem?
A: The number of consumer safety and critical technologies seizures made by U.S. Customs increased by 44% in 2011. The seizure of electrical articles account for more than $10M of those roducts seized.*
Q: How can I minimize my risk of buying a surplus, used, reconditioned, altered, or counterfeit circuit breaker?
A: Buying from an authorized Eaton reseller will minimize your risk. They are the only source for new, genuine, Eaton products.
*Intellectual Property Rights Fiscal Year 2011 Seizure Statistics Prepared by CBP Office of International Trade
How to Spot a Counterfeit Breaker?
What Can you Do?
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