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    Default Knock-off toys

    Was discussing this with DH and I thought I'd ask here.

    If you suspected some toys you saw were knock-offs, would you report them and the seller to fair trading?

    I don't like knowing that people are bypassing standards and selling untested and unapproved toys to children. Choking hazards, heavy metal contamination etc all come to mind.

    What would you do?

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    It depends on where you’ve seen them being sold.

    I mean I work in retail and there are plenty of “knock off” toys that are copied from leading brands. It happens not just in toys but in all consumer products.

    Board games are a classic example. Different name to original but does the same thing.

    Sinful nail polish is actually revlon under a different name.

    L’Oréal owns Lancôme, Garnier and maybelline.

    Estée Lauder own Mac, Clinique, Bobbi brown and a few cheaper brands like kohl

    The list goes on.

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    I didn't mean those types of knock-offs. I probably wasn't clear. I mean items that are not necessarily to standard.

    If any of those products you've mentioned are being sold at any of the big retailers (Kmart, Big W, Myer) or departments stores, they would have had to go through approvals, and so would be perfectly safe and within guidelines. I mean the ones that are imported and sold at smaller stores or worse on marketplace with no recourse/follow up.

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    Honesty there is much you can that stuff is imported into in huge quantities. I’ve bought plenty of knockoff from eBay. Some good some bad

    If you do report it’ll most likely be placed in a cue along with a million other complaints

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    No. Unless there's clear evidence of actual risk, i think Fair Trading's care factor would be pretty low.

    If it's something pretending to be another brand, the actual company being copied may care, bit i suspect Fair Trading not so much.

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    I would only report if I purchased something that I was told was legit but then found out it was a knock off.

    If the seller is claiming it’s genuine stock and it’s not, that’s not right.

    I’ve seen knock off Cars toys sold at Chemist Warehouse, so maybe knock offs aren’t as unlawful as one would think

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    I wouldn’t bother and wouldn’t buy it either.

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    I wouldn't bother


 

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