Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but when it comes to household appliances, there can be physical risks involved. The popular Magic Bullet Blender is the latest appliance to be sold in counterfeit form to American consumers. Why is this a problem? The unauthorised version has not been evaluated for safety and may present a risk of fire hazard and electrical shock. Even worse, the counterfeit version is almost indistinguishable from the true version... unless you know what to look for. This article will help you to be an informed consumer when purchasing the Magic Bullet Blender.
Look for an Instruction Booklet. Fake Magic Bullet Blenders often do not include one.
Read the Instruction Booklet if there is one. Fake booklets do not include the name or location of the true manufacturer of the genuine Magic Bullet Blender: Homeland House wares.
Look at the outside of the box. On counterfeit items, the UPC code is often absent. If you DO see a UPC code, make sure that it isn't a fake. Fake information includes the following: Name: "Magic Bullet" Model: HY-6068A-1 Voltage: AC 120V,350W.60Hz Manufacture Date: XX/XX UL and cUL Marks Genuine Magic Bullet Blenders always have the item/model number: "MB-1001"
Determine the location of the manufacturer. The counterfeit product is from: Ningbo Henge Electric Appliance Company, Ltd., No. 31 Zhenxing Road, Daqi, Beilun, Ningbo, China.
Know where the genuine manufacturer is located. Make sure that the true address is on the packaging. The address for Homeland Housewares is:
Homeland Housewares LLC Sino Link International Trading Co., Ltd. 21/F, Lingqiao Plaza, 31 Yaohang Street, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China. (Phone: 00-86-574-87294111. email:firstname.lastname@example.org.) Consumers can also contact Homeland Housewares at 1-866-446-6352
- If you are in possession of a fake Magic Bullet Blender, you are encouraged to return the item to its manufacturer immediately.
- Avoid using any household electrical appliance which has not been verified for safety.