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Counterfeit Ooze Pen & Product Raid

Counterfeit Ooze Pen & Product Raid

Samantha Catrambone |

Category-killing products like the Ooze Slim Twist Vape Battery are truly one of kind. However, when products become so successful, counterfeit versions of those products hit the market. Counterfeit Ooze devices are popping up rapidly and threatening the integrity of the industry. Fraudulent products are a huge problem for our brand, our loyal customers, and our wholesalers. We've made it our mission to crack down on counterfeits so we can protect the health and safety of our customers. 

On October 7th 2021, we had a widely successful US Marshal raid at a Texas distribution center that was distributing counterfeit Ooze vape pen batteries. The bust went as planned and counterfeit products were seized and removed from the marketplace. The success of this raid is “a huge win not only for our business, but every distributor and wholesaler we work with, and especially for our individual customers,” says George Sinishtaj, Ooze Partner and Founder.

US Marshal seizing fake Ooze products from a manufacturer in Texas Distribution Center during a raid

Good News for the Ooze Brand 

Ooze was established because our founders were tired of seeing cheaply made, generic vape products that were unreliable and harmful to end-users. This is one of the many reasons that maintaining the high-quality standards of Ooze products, enforcing the Ooze trademark, and protecting the ecosystem of our business is so important to us.  

Counterfeit batteries being passed off as real Ooze products are a dangerous threat to the vape industry. These knockoffs may look nearly identical, but they only copy the outside of the Ooze battery. This means that they do not have the same built-in safety mechanisms to prevent overheating. This puts every customer who uses a counterfeit battery in serious danger. Our company has “worked too hard to get our brand to the place it is today to let these counterfeiters operate freely,” says Sinishtaj, that’s why “we are actively working with law enforcement to stop these sham businesses from selling counterfeits once and for all.”  

Good News for the Ooze Wholesalers 

Customers trust you to sell them genuine Ooze products that are manufactured by us. By selling counterfeits, your customers will think you are shady, untrustworthy, and will start looking elsewhere! Buying knockoffs of popular brands is all around not a good look. Saving a few bucks now will hurt your long-term business profits. By cracking down on fraudulent manufacturers and sellers, we are helping our loyal wholesale customers sell more of the real thing. This way, your customers and ours will be happy and safe! 

Good News for Ooze Customers 

When you buy an Ooze product from the Ooze website or an authorized store location, you can count on getting a safe product that works like it's supposed to. By getting rid of the counterfeit batteries on the market, we are making it even easier for our customers to feel at ease when they hit a vape pen with our logo on it. Some key indicators of a fake vape battery are overheating randomly, breaking suddenly, and just not working straight out of the box. Below is an infographic that will help shed some light on what makes an Ooze Slim Twist authentic.

Slim Twist Counterfeit Campaign Infographic

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