Geek Bar Tackles Counterfeit Disposable Vapes

Apr 8, 2022

Geek Bar Tackles Counterfeit Disposable Vapes

Geek Bar Tackles Counterfeit Disposable Vapes

Disposable vape manufacturer Geek Bar has launched an online campaign targeting rogue suppliers and producers of non-compliant, counterfeit products. Geek Bar aims to shut down social media accounts that falsely claim or imply that they are official Geek Bar channels to sell non-compliant products.

To raise awareness to potential victims of these scams, Geek Bar has produced a banner that will be placed on its social media accounts to warn users of fake accounts and encourage consumers to report them.

This latest move follows Geek Bar’s involvement in recently closing 12 factories in China which were responsible for manufacturing more than 100,000 counterfeit Geek Bars to ship to the UK.

Geek Bar has already identified around 100 social media accounts claiming to be official as well as 21 other channels on Instagram and Twitter which the company says is blatantly trading in non-compliant vape products including the 'Geek Bar Pro', which offers a much higher nicotine content, making it illegal in the UK.

The disposable vapes are available to buy for around £6, are pre-filled with 4.5ml of salt nicotine and last for up to 1,500 puffs. In the UK, the legal e-liquid capacity for vapes is 2ml - but the Geek Bar Pro is more than double the cap.

Allen Yang, Geek Bar's Chief Executive said of the matter: “We will not rest until we have addressed the illegal supply of non-compliant and counterfeit products into the UK as it completely undermines our hard earnt reputation as a manufacturer that produces high quality and country-compliant products.

Geek Bar Tackles Counterfeit Disposable Vapes with a stern social media post

“We will be getting in touch with all those responsible for the unofficial Geek Bar accounts to ask them to change their names so consumers are not fooled into thinking that they are buying products or receiving advice and information from an official Geek Bar source,” added Yang. “We will also be making Trading Standards aware of those operating accounts, which either use the Geek Bar name or another handle and are selling or promoting our products that are not on sale in the UK due to different regulations compared to the US and non-EU markets. We have also written to the social media platforms involved to highlight the issue.”

In addition to these efforts to tackle counterfeit vapes, Geek Bar has produced an official distributors list which is available via the official Geek Bar website so that retailers can check they are purchasing their products from a reputable source. On their official website, you will also find a guide that will help you spot a counterfeit Geek Bar.

To do our part in tackling counterfeit manufacturers and retailers, and ensuring the safety of vapers across the globe, we at Vape Shop have also put together a guide that will help you spot non-compliant products on the market. To ensure your vape products are safe, tested and fully TPD-compliant, get your vape products here at Vape Shop. Our Top 10 Geek Bar Flavours guide will help you decide which authentic, TPD-compliant Geek Bar to try first.

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