The Indian pharmaceutical market is inundated with counterfeits, which replace important active ingredients with dangerous, toxic replacement chemicals, and have been spreading to the rest of the world.
It's the holiday season and cosmetics consumers are on the hunt to find a deal out there. Unfortunately, bargain prices and deals that seem too good to be true often bring the possibility of fraudulent, and dangerous, counterfeit products with them.
Counterfeit products are low-quality imitations of original items. Shoes that should last over a year look worn out in months, headphones with awful sound quality. While the quality of counterfeit items can sometimes come close to the authentic products they aim to mimic, the money that customers save on products sometimes comes at a tremendous cost. Here are some products Red Points advises consumers to be extra careful that they’re getting the real deal. You can find the first five products here.
Would you risk it? We've come up with some examples of products that highlight the dangers of unregulated counterfeit products. It's safe to say no one would knowingly buy these cheap alternatives.
The FDA have recently issued a warning about fake Botox and fillers on the market, which are entirely unregulated and potentially fatal.