Nokia Unveils New Battery Fraud Protection Program

January 30, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Nokia Corp. (Finland) unveiled an authentication system for customers to easily identify original Nokia batteries from non-original batteries, which implements hologram labels to all of its new batteries in an effort to safeguard against unsafe, low-quality counterfeit batteries. The hologram label is an advanced step in helping consumers ensure that they are using safe and high-quality original Nokia batteries.

The implementation of the Nokia labeling program affects all new batteries in Nokia phone sales packages, Nokia battery sales packages and packages of Nokia mobile enhancements. Sales of Nokia batteries bearing the hologram label have already begun, and they will enter markets gradually. Original Nokia batteries without hologram labels will remain on the market for some time. However, their performance does not differ from those sold with hologram labels.

In addition to the labeling program, Nokia will continue to work with law enforcement authorities to take strong legal measures, including criminal prosecutions, against companies or individuals that sell and distribute counterfeit Nokia products.