Friday, August 20, 2010

BEWARE! Imitation/Counterfeit Yokomo Drift Wheels

Dear Fans of Yokomo,

It has come to our attention that there are imitation / counterfeit Yokomo drift wheels in the Malaysian market. Sources mentioned that these counterfeit products comes from China.  It is packaged with the "YOKOMO" tag to give customers the wrong impressions that it is genuine products.

Original and Fake



Genuine Tag

We have spotted differences between the genuine drift wheels and the counterfeit wheels.  Details as follow:
a) The counterfeit version comes with NO part number and wrong product description as shown in exhibit Fake1
b) The counterfeit version comes with wrong part number in the bar code as in exhibit Fake2
c) The counterfeit wheels are softer than the genuine wheels
d) The color on the counterfeit wheel is more faint and shows discolorations.
e) The molding of counterfeit wheels is different and less refined.

To differentiate the genuine products against the counterfeit ones, we would suggest the following:
a) Make sure the part number is clearly stated as shown in Genuine Tag
b) For product reference, please visit YOKOMO Ltd. website.
c) Please buy your Yokomo products from Hobby Haven authorized dealers.

Yokomo Japan has been informed about the counterfeit products.  We would suggest that any dealers and hobby shops who are selling this counterfeit products to stop selling with immediate effect.

We would like to advice our customers to be CAREFUL about purchasing this counterfeit product as it is of lower quality and DO NOT adhere to the strict quality commitment from Yokomo Ltd.  These products have no relations to Hobby Haven Sdn. Bhd. and we do not encourage the sales of counterfeit products.

Please contact us for further details.

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