Counterfeit Nokia PPH-1 Car Kit Accessories Seized

November 30, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Officers from the Trading Standards Administration (Camden, London) raided a wholesaler and found large quantities of counterfeit Nokia Corp. (Finland) equipment. The Trading Standards team discovered 500 counterfeit Nokia branded PPH-1 car kits. The goods are potentially dangerous as some examples were found to melt when in use.

Des Campbell, Camden's Chief Trading Standards Officer, stated, "This was the first seizure of this type in London and we will be visiting more premises to ensure that these products are not on sale. The products, despite being sold at the same price as real Nokia goods, are poor quality and do not work as well as the real thing. We would advise people wanting to purchase mobile phone accessories to only buy them from an official registered supplier as these counterfeit goods can be dangerous."

Mark Squire, head of Corporate Communications, Nokia UK, commented, "Nokia is committed to providing the best quality products to all of its customers. For this reason we take cases of counterfeit goods very seriously. We would like to thank Camden's Trading Standards team for their efforts in successfully bringing this matter to a close. We will continue to work to protect our customers and support our trade customers by fighting against this type of fraud."