Every day, counterfeit electrical products are finding their way into our homes, businesses, and public institutions. These fraudulent products pose a serious financial and legal liability to the electrical industry, and they have become a grave safety crisis for our communities - a crisis that requires immediate action. Counterfeit electrical products pose significant safety hazards, and can cause deaths, injuries and substantial property loss in the home and the workplace if left undetected.
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), in cooperation with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), has launched Counterfeits Can Kill, a national electrical counterfeit awareness program to help educate the public about the dangers of electrical counterfeit products.
An 8-minute DVD feature titled “Counterfeits Can Kill” has been jointly produced both in English and Spanish versions by ESFI and NEMA. “Counterfeits Can Kill” contains footage of some examples of dangerous counterfeit electrical products, and outlines specific recommendations for manufacturers, distributors, installers, government officials and consumers.