|Authorities have seized over 2,000 finished counterfeit helmets from a facility in Vinh Long Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Duc Hieu
VINH LONG (VNS) — A market inspection team discovered a home-based facility mass producing falsely labelled helmets yesterday in Tam Binh District of this southern province.
Authorities seized over 2,000 finished counterfeit helmets, two drilling machines, presses and raw materials, as well as the components used in manufacturing helmets, such as foam, straps and stamps.
The owner of the house, Nguyen Quoc Thong, revealed that the facility had been leased by Nguyen Van Trieu from Thanh Quoi Commune, Long Ho District. Initially, Trieu said he had leased the house for storing goods, until some other people joined them with machines, hiring another house in the commune as a space for painting helmets. The facility has six employees who assemble and paint the helmets.
The production machines used at the facility are very crude. There is insufficient sponge on the inside of the helmets. The finished products were stamped with the trademarks of famous brands such as Mobifone, Yamaha, Doremon, Honda and Milan.
The product packages were addressed to Camry Ltd, Co., listed at No. 24, 1B Road, Binh Tri Dong Ward, Binh Tan District, HCM City, and Thinh Ltd, Co., listed at 48/5C, Lam Van Ben Street, District 7, HCM City.
Authorities also discovered many unused trademark labels. The owners of the products failed to submit valid documents for these labels.
The representative of the facility could not present a business registration certificate or publication record of product quality. The case is still under investigation. — VNS