5 Tips to Avoid Counterfeits

  1. Only purchase from trusted sources.
  2. Check electrical manufacturers’ websites to find authorized retailers and dealers.
  3. Only purchase items that have been tested and marked.
  4. Only use licensed, insured, and bonded contractors that will stand behind their work.
  5. Products and packaging with typos and misspellings have a high likelihood of being counterfeit.

How to Report Counterfeits

Visit IPRCenter.gov to report counterfeits. 

Using qualified electricians and purchasing from reputable retailers gives you: safety, security, and the backing of the manufacturer. 

For more information on UL’s Be Safe Buy Real campaign, visit besafebuyreal.ul.org. For additional information on avoiding counterfeits, click here.