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Don't be ghouled by fake fancy dress costumes

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Consumers are being put at risk they buy fake Halloween costumes and cosmetics. The risks could involve; fire hazards, poisoning from untested dyes and colourings and even suffocation from unsafe packaging. Counterfeit fancy dress clothing and cosmetics are not subjected to the same rigorous safety checks and tests that face genuine costumes and makeup.

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ACG take the brands to Heathrow

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The ACG raised awareness of counterfeits yesterday by holding another successful Border Force Training Day at Heathrow airport. Big brands including Hunter Boots, Hasbro, NorthFace, Hewlett Packard and UGG exhibited counterfeit and genuine products and invited enforcement officers to visit the exhibits to discuss the issues facing brand protection and understand how to identify a genuine from a fake product.

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Trading Standards urge the public to avoid counterfeit goods this Christmas

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One example was a counterfeit Minion toy from Despicable Me - but this one was truly despicable. It lacked proper warnings about safe use - while the small battery, about the size of a sweet, was far too easy for a child to access.

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About ACG

ACG represents more than 3,000 brands affected by this influx of fakes into the UK and delivers an international network of information, advice and contacts on all aspects of IP protection. Working with Government and law enforcement agencies since 1980, ACG is focused on providing an effective and sustained response to counterfeiting.

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Membership with the ACG is the best way to work with government and enforcement bodies to protect your brand. Our Roadshows and training days help you reach out to police, trading standards and border force officers and tell them about your genuine products.

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