GeekVape, the famous vaping company, has recently warned that their GeekBar products are being counterfeited in the Philippines. The company caught wind of a counterfeiting operation that is making unsafe, unregulated GeekBars that could harm the public. The manufacturer has over twelve different models and makes of the GeekBar, so the counterfeits could look almost identical to legitimate ones. This is a significant issue for the highly-respected company, which has built its brand around quality, craftsmanship, and innovation.
GeekVape sent out a press release stating that it had been made aware of “unscrupulous companies” making counterfeit vapes from the Aegis line. These high-quality vapes feature precision lasering and other proprietary techniques using quality materials such as silicone, aluminum alloy, and stainless steel, which contrasts starkly with the dangerous, unsanitary, and low-quality materials used in manufacturing fake vapes. The company identified Manila and other cities in the Philippines as the main locations of the counterfeiting operation.
Fake vapes pose a significant threat to public health and safety, as demonstrated by the EVALI outbreak in late 2020. This crisis was caused by criminals counterfeiting THC cartridges who used a cutting agent called Vitamin E Acetate to save on expenses and increase profits. The counterfeiting gangs in the Philippines are doing the same with GeekBar.
GeekVape is doing everything it can to restore investor and consumer confidence in the brand. The manufacturer is urging anyone who thinks they bought counterfeited GeekBar to report it to the company. The brand is assuring vapers worldwide that it is taking every possible precaution to verify authentic GeekBar products. Vapers can buy GeekBars from authorized retailers, not street vendors or markets, and should check the code of authenticity for any new purchases.
It is essential to note that counterfeit vaping products are a profitable business, albeit an illegal and unethical one. These products carry significant risks for consumers, especially vapers. Therefore it is essential for vapers to buy from trusted sites and retailers and check the product’s authenticity code while making purchases.