Watch out for Michigan shoppers, how to spot counterfeit toys or games
Lots of toys to open on Christmas morning are always fun for the kids, I loved tearing this wrapper apart to find some cool toys. Maybe a box or two had socks and underwear in there and I looked up and said what are they doing here? must be a mistake, lol.
I loved match cars, games I could share with my siblings, and anything electronic was always fun.
Much is missing this holiday season with all of the supply chain issues we face across the country. All kinds of toys including Hot Wheels, LOL dolls, and Mario Kart racing track sets.
Why you shouldn’t buy a counterfeit
Here’s why you shouldn’t be tempted to buy a counterfeit toy or gadget if something you want is sold out?
Beware, the internet is full of counterfeits, but these imitating toys can be potentially dangerous, according to fox47news.com. These counterfeit toys are poorly made, contain sharp parts, or are painted with lead-based paint.
The CPSC says warning signs of a counterfeit toy include:
- The packaging is different from what you find on sites like Amazon or stores like Target
- Spelling or grammatical errors on the packaging or in the product description
- Manufacturer’s information is not clearly printed on the box, or there is no manufacturer listed
- The item is in stock and the price is strangely low.
Buy local in the Lansing area
There are many toy stores in the Lansing area including Macy’s, Go Calendars Toys & Games in Okemos, Sams Club and Mitten Malls will have vacation hours until Christmas.