The popular consumer watchdog TV show, Fair Go, have picked up the story of fake Ergobaby Carriers infiltrating the NZ market and asked us to appear to give our opinion, as NZ's genuine Ergobaby Carrier experts, on the dangers of the counterfeits.
Pippa Wetzell came out to talk to Louisa from Belly Beyond at our Distribution Warehouse. Louisa says "I brought along a fake carrier that we'd been given by a customer who came to us to buy a genuine one". "The Fair Go team were pretty aghast when I showed them how the waist belt could just be pulled apart without unclipping it - imagine if your child was in the carrier when that happened!"
It is very difficult to detect a fake carrier online since counterfeit websites often use official Ergobaby imagery and product copy – some are so brazen as to site authorised Distibutors contact details. The only way you can be certain not to be ripped off is to buy from a registered stockist (yes, like Belly Beyond!).
Belly Beyond featured in the 5th March 2014 episode which you can watch online On Demand here
You can read more about the dangers of counterfeit Ergobaby carriers in our recent blog detailing exactly why it's not worth the risk as well as a list of websites known to sell counterfeit carriers. [read more]