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Cheap, Unsafe Knockoff Toys:
Not Fun For Your Junk

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by Kate M.

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In the “ew, no” news of the day, counterfeit versions of name-brand sex toys are being sold on sites like Amazon and Ebay, and many of them are made of unsafe materials.

In a statement to XBIZ, Peter Phinney, co-founder of the anti-piracy organization Porn Guardian, explained how these knockoffs end up online:

“Occasionally we find a seller who has a wholesale distribution agreement with the manufacturer but is violating the terms of that agreement, occasionally we find a seller who is simply manufacturing knock-offs in a factory in China, and occasionally we find a seller who is using the brand and its reputation to sell merchandise that is not even offered by the company at all, but their trademark name is being used for its marketing value alone.”

Ick. If you want to avoid questionable toys, avoid the ones being sold at well below their regular retail prices. (Apparently, those discounts are too good to be true.) Or just buy your toys from a reputable retailer. 

h/t Salon

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