Don’t be taken in! Counterfeit ERGOS

It was bound to happen: ERGO baby carriers are so successful and so popular and yes, so excellent, that someone out there has decided they are worth knocking off.  Apparently, Chinese manufacturers have gotten hold of the label and other specs and are selling the products (presumably at a cut rate) to unsuspecting buyers.  At least I hope they are unsuspecting!

What’s the problem with buying a knockoff?  You might get yourself a cutie Kate Spade bag knockoff and hey, it’s not hurting anyone, right?  It’s not as though you would otherwise be buying a real Kate Spade bag (well, at least I wouldn’t, sigh!).  A baby carrier?  That’s completely different.  ERGO Baby isn’t just a brand name, it’s also your guarantee that your carrier is made to standards by a company with a reputation for great, safe baby carriers.  When you buy a knockoff, you risk that your baby backpack is made with cheap, inferior fabrics, poor sewing and other defects of workmanship.   And of course, if you try to get ERGO to back up a warranty on a counterfeit carrier, you’re out of luck.

The bottom line: now you know the fakes are out there, so be careful!  Only purchase your ERGO from an authorized dealer (like us!).  And if, on EBay or some other place, you run into a deal on ERGO that’s too good to be true?  It probably is.

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4 Responses to Don’t be taken in! Counterfeit ERGOS

  1. baby carriers backpacks May 12, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    Great advise, you don’t want to compromise your comfort and more importantly your baby’s safety with knockoffs

  2. SlingLady May 12, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more! Safety is one thing I’ll never “knock off.”

  3. Jessica Williams May 12, 2009 at 11:39 pm #

    Very sound advice. I’ve added a link to this article on the anti-counterfeiting website http://www.notofakes.com. ERGO is now a listed brand there and we will continue to add news and info about counterfeit ERGO products and how to avoid them. Contact No to Fakes, if you’d like to find out more.

  4. baby carrier May 14, 2009 at 6:54 am #

    there is no way to avoid knockoff when the shipping company driver is in on the deal.
    ups and fedx driver do not make $500.00 per day
    the bootlegger offering good money to exchange the original package ship to the big chain store
    it is very easy to logging ergo shipping an see where the products going then pay the shipping company driver to intercept the package and exchange for the knockoff

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