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Counterfeiters pass off lead-free parts as exempt

Rob Spiegel
11/26/2008  
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Greg M. Jung
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Inspection Verification
Greg M. Jung   1/12/2014 7:57:13 PM
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Interesting and unforeseen effect resulting from the RoHS directive.  This could lead to more inspection departments independently verifying their incoming components through the use of an (expensive) X-Ray spectrometer gun to verify the presence of certain elements.

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Counterfeiters
chrisreed   1/9/2014 10:09:21 AM
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Bogus goods are sold around the world, inexpensive knock offs made to look like trusted brand name items. But some anti-counterfeit activists, also as the Department of Homeland Security, are starting to get harder with those who traffic in the bogus goods. However, some of these crusaders also want to target the customers who intentionally purchase phony items. In the future, those who do so could face fees and maybe even jail time.

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