Counterfeit Product Alert
from Cliff™ Electronic Components Ltd. (U.K.), 18th March 2008
We have discovered that counterfeit Cliff™ products are entering the United States from a company calling itself CLIFF Hong Kong which has no connection to Cliff™ UK. They give the impression that the products are genuine and made to the original designs of Cliff™ Electronic Components U.K. using our long established sources of manufacture and supply. This is not the case for these counterfeit products. We will take the appropriate actions when we locate the exact manufacturing source.
In the meantime we feel it necessary to issue an alert so that our customers do not unwittingly purchase counterfeit products and risk further problems.
The following products are affected:
TP series Terminals
Certified by UL approvals E151339 and US patents 5380227 and 5719753. US registered design 349684 and U.S. registered Cliff™ trade mark 1858335
Please be wary of any vendor just giving the assurance that “the materials used are covered by UL approvals” when asked to produce UL approvals files. We have informed the UL counterfeiting bureau of products being passed off as UL approved. We expect that they will remove UL approval from any finished products found to contain counterfeits.
Models S1, S1C, S2C and S4C are covered by US patent 6116959 and U.S. registered Cliff™ trade mark 1858335.
Products which infringe our patent or bear the Cliff™ name are counterfeit unless they are supplied by Cliff UK™, one of our subsidiaries or an authorised authorized distributor.
All products shipped by
Cliff™ Electronic Components UK,
CPM China and
Cliff™ Inc. (our North American distributor in Benicia, California)
are our genuine products. You can be assured these are manufactured in ISO 9001 factories and carry genuine approvals in regard to UL, CE etc. This ensures they are manufactured from the stated materials and to the required specifications and tolerances.
Our genuine products will not put the UL approvals of your equipment at risk. Counterfeits will.
If you are unsure as to the provenance of any products or need copies of our UL approvals or ISO 9001 certification please contact us using the contact details listed below.
Cliff™ Inc. (USA)
Telephone: +1 707 746 8090
Fax: +1 707 746 8092
Cliff™ Electronic Components Ltd. (UK)
Telephone: +44 (0)1737 771375
Fax: +44 (0)1737 766012