U.S. Customs recently confiscated two shipments of counterfeit Blackhawk products …
NORFOLK, Va. – June 6, 2013 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently discovered two shipments of counterfeit BLACKHAWK!® products, including SERPA® holsters, at the Port of Miami. The subsequent seizure was the result of the collaborative efforts of BLACKHAWK! and CBP officials to prevent the influx of cheap and dangerous counterfeit products into the American market. This latest seizure sends a message to overseas counterfeiters that American companies will not accept infringement of their intellectual rights and dangerous imitations of their products.
“We would like to extend our thanks to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and, in particular, the vigilant officials at the Miami Seaport,” said BLACKHAWK! Brand Director Chuck Buis. “We work hard to ensure our customers aren’t exposed to imitation BLACKHAWK! products. Knowing we have agencies like the U.S. Customs and Border Protection working on the front lines to protect our customers is invaluable to us.”
Counterfeit products create confusion in the marketplace and pose a potential danger to users. Original products produce American jobs and provide the quality expected of brand name products.
For a holster like the SERPA that actively locks the gun in place, a poorly made counterfeit could cost someone their foot, if not their life.