The dangers of counterfeiting

Counterfeiting is not only illegal, it is also dangerous.

After analysing the contents of counterfeit footmuffins, we know that the "azo-free" padding used by crocrobō is often replaced by toxic components. These materials are often covered with bacteria, fungi or moulds, which pose a significant health risk to your children. The dyes used release chemicals called aromatic amines, some of which are carcinogenic.

Finally, counterfeiting is not only a potential danger to your health, but also to your wallet. Counterfeit sites are unlikely to offer you the option of a refund once a counterfeit product has been delivered. In addition, without secure payment processing, your credit card or identity can be used for other illegal purposes.

How to spot the differences?

THE LOGO

Fakes can be identified by the often different or badly copied logo. Make sure the logo is as shown in the image below.

THE FABRICS

At crocrobō we have chosen a matt water-repellent Oxford lining and a velour fleece interior for our footmuffs, both of which are Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified. Counterfeits are often produced with a poor quality fabric, very thin, shiny and not at all waterproof. Without the Oeko-Tex® organic label, you run the risk of exposing your child to toxic and potentially carcinogenic products.

The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is an international label awarded to any fabric whose manufacturing process meets the standards required by the German Oeko-Tex® Association. It was created in 1992 by the eponymous association with the aim of certifying that a fabric does not contain any dangerous components, which represents a guarantee of its quality for users. It is currently the most present label in the textile industry and remains one of the most reliable on the market.

Our certificate has the code: SHHO083014. You can check the validity of the certificate on the official Oeko-Tex website.

THE FUR

Authentic crocrobō faux furs are thick and sumptuous. They are effective because they provide face protection against wind and cold. Counterfeit furs are sparse, uneven and sometimes dirty. Counterfeit furs are often yellow in colour and shed quickly. Being close to your baby's face, they can easily put them in their mouths and swallow them.

THE BRAND

Our trademark is registered in France with the INPI under the number 4708304.

Reporting counterfeit products

Crocrobō baby stretchers are increasingly being copied by counterfeiters and it is a challenge for us to fight this scourge. Crocrobō is a registered trademark in Europe but also in China. We recommend you to be careful with these sites and to report them to us as soon as possible.

You have purchased a counterfeit product

If you believe you have purchased a counterfeit product, you can claim a refund from your bank or debit/credit card provider as a victim of counterfeit fraud.

Please note that we are not able to refund money used to purchase items from counterfeiters.

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