Xiaomi revealed last Thursday (21) that it had discovered a factory of fake headphones that operated in Shenzhen, China. At the site, which has already been closed by the authorities, generic versions of the Redmi AirDots line were produced, one of the brand’s most popular.
In the note published on the social network Weibo, the Asian giant informs that in March it received several complaints about an online store that sold counterfeit Mi Bluetooth headphones in large quantities. From there, the company began to trace the origin of these products, until it reached the factory that operated in Guangdong province.
Working together with local authorities, Xiaomi’s rights protection team went to the factory in Shenzhen. There, there were more than 1,000 ready-made units of fake Redmi AirDots headphones, as well as raw material for the manufacture of other lots, boxes similar to the originals and instruction manuals, among other products.
All the material was seized by the Chinese police, who also detained people involved in the process of counterfeiting Xiaomi headphones. The factory was closed and now the company wants to penalize those responsible for piracy.
How to avoid problems with counterfeit products
The discovery of this fake Xiaomi factory came after many complaints from buyers arrived at the company. After buying from the store that sold the generic headphones as if they were official, they realized the poor quality of the product and contacted the manufacturer, seeking compensation.
To avoid problems like this, the Chinese giant always recommends buying from the company’s official channels or from authorized stores. The tip applies to products of any brand and attention should be redoubled when shopping on the internet.
Another tip is to be suspicious of prices well below the values normally practiced, which may be an indication of some irregularity.