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WBA releases counterfeit bearing awareness video

Washington, DC -- The World Bearing Association (WBA) has released a video to further educate the bearing supply chain and consumers about the problems and safety concerns associated with counterfeit bearing products.


Washington, DC — The World Bearing Association (WBA) has released a video to further educate the bearing supply chain and consumers about the problems and safety concerns associated with counterfeit bearing products.

According to the WBA, using counterfeit bearings can put your business, as well as human lives, at risk. Buying counterfeits means you’re not getting what you paid for. Unfortunately, it is practically impossible for you to tell the difference between genuine and fake. So, what can you do about it?

WBA advises that you protect yourself, your business and the public from the dangers of counterfeits. The best way to do this is by turning to trusted sources for all your bearing purchases, it says.

The new WBA video is one part of a comprehensive awareness campaign that also includes the website stopfakebearings dot com, along with a brochure in five different languages. The brochure can be downloaded from the cwebsite.

The Stop Fake Bearing information campaign was developed by the World Bearing Association (WBA). At stopfakebearings.com, interested consumers can learn more about counterfeiting and what branded-bearing manufacturers are doing to stop it.

WBA is a non-profit and unincorporated industrial association. It was founded in 2006 by three regional bearing associations: the American Bearing Manufacturers’ Association (ABMA), the Federation of European Bearing Manufacturers’ Association (FEBMA), and the Japan Bearing Industrial Association (JBIA). WBA promotes the common interests of the world bearing industry, such as open economic engagement, sustainable development and the protection of legal rights of companies.

WBA has created an Anti-Counterfeiting Committee. This Committee within the WBA is dedicated to addressing the counterfeiting of premium brand bearings and to assisting the competent authorities in eradicating it. The WBA, and each bearing company, take action and arrange informational campaigns, such as this such as this, to raise awareness about counterfeiting.

For more information, visit www.stopfakebearings.com.