An official document from Apple shows that the company bought Apple-branded products from Amazon.com and they were fake. The alleged Apple products were provided by Mobile Star LLC, and now the company will face legal charges from Apple. According to them, about ninety percent of the products were fake.
Apple discovered the infringement action after purchasing some sets of their own products on the popular site Amazon. According to the official document, chargers, cables, and power adapters were labeled with the company’s name. However, only ten percent of the alleged Apple products were original.
Official declarations, as well as the lawsuit, state that there is a great risk these about fake accessories. Specialists explain that they endanger the safety of users. The alleged Apple products could be missing pieces and components, and could also have manufacture faults. When connected to the Apple devices that customers owned, they could damage them, or even cause explosions that could hurt people.
The Apple company is claiming financial damages which amount to millions of dollars. They state that the safety of their customers is highly important to them. In addition to this, the alleged Apple products could have damaged their reputation among customers if severe incidents had been reported.
The fake accessories sold on Amazon failed to meet the necessary standards and conditions imposed by the industry. This leads to the inefficiency of the devices and further damages brought by overheating. Electric fails could cause explosions, which would harm users, and could cause additional damages to the environment where the devices were charging.
As opposed to the fake accessories, the Apple products are always tested for safety before being released and made available to the public. Officials from the company believe that the lawsuit is an adequate method to address the problem. It is a matter of copyright and infringement.
Customers themselves reported their disappointment and bad experiences with the alleged Apple products sold on Amazon. As a result, the site removed the privileges of Mobile Star LLC.
The purchase of the one hundred fake accessories is part of Apple’s intentions to track infringement. The so-called Apple products had been sold on Amazon for nine months. The company determined that there were manufacturing flaws about these products.
Officials from Apple also declared that their own products are one hundred percent safe. They always make sure to provide customers with high-quality products. The trial will be carried out in Carolina.
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