Feeds

HK customs seize £600k fake mobile phone kit

Bound for Argentina

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Customs officers in Hong Kong have seized fake mobile phone accessories worth HK$8.5m (£600,000) after searching a container bound for Argentina. Officers found around 130,000 suspected counterfeit batteries and cartridges yesterday morning, according to Chinese state media.

Officers are investiging the haul although no arrests have been made, said the report.

The problem of counterfeit mobile phone accessories has worried mobilephoneco's following a spate of exploding handsets with some people suffering nasty burns. Giant mobile outfit, Nokia, warned users that using inferior or fake gear could lead to phones overheating or exploding.

In November last year Trading Standards officers in the UK raided premises in Camden, London, seizing a "substantial number" of fake Nokia-branded mobile phone accessories.

Nokia said the seizures were part of its committment to "reducing the amount of counterfeit products reaching the high street and in doing so protecting our customers from sub-standard and, in some cases, dangerous goods". ®

Related stories

Trading Standards seizes fake Nokia gear
Belgian watchdog fumes over Nokia battery statement
Nokia batteries not safe either Belgian watchdog
Nokia phone explodes in Finland
Another Nokia phone explodes
Woman burned by exploding cellphone

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
HBO shocks US pay TV world: We're down with OTT. Netflix says, 'Gee'
This affects every broadcaster, every cable guy
Same old iPad? NO. The new 'soft SIMs' are BIG NEWS
AppleSIM 'ware to allow quick switch of carriers
Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet
Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
iPhone 6 shunned by fanbois in Apple's GREAT FAIL of CHINA
Just 100 Beijing fanbois queue to pick up new mobe
Brits: Google, can you scrape 60k pages from web, pleeease
Hey, c'mon Choc Factory, it's our 'right to be forgotten'
Of COURSE Stephen Elop's to blame for Nokia woes, says author
'Google did have some unique propositions for Nokia'
It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE
By 'eck! Eccles cake production thrown into jeopardy
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.