CBP Seizes Bogus Speakers from China
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 1,626 counterfeit Edison Professional speakers in Philadelphia July 9. If authentic, the speakers would have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $253,572.
The speakers arrived in two shipments to Philadelphia from China June 13. The first shipment consisted of 975 Edison Professional M7000 speakers and the second shipment consisted of 651 Edison Professional EP-365 speakers. They were destined to an address in Los Angeles. CBP officers inspected the speakers and suspected them to be counterfeit due to the poor quality of the packaging and markings.
Officers contacted CBP’s Electronics Centers for Excellence and Expertise, the agency’s trade experts, who confirmed July 1 that the Bluetooth markings on the speakers were counterfeit.