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Counterfeiting : Check Hager tool

Counterfeiting not only concerns luxury items of today, but covers all kind of products; (fashion, sports, toys, food, drugs & aeronautics etc), including electrical products, where the safety of people is paramount!

A plague gaining ground

Counterfeit products do not bring any guarantee of quality and safety for the customers. These products can be dangerous, contain inappropriate materials or of poor quality, are not submitted to testing. Sometimes, only the external appearance is preserved and the vital functions are removed to reduce the costs!

To combat this threat, Hager has decided to help customers identify its products with the online tool check.hagerę.

Dangers and risks of counterfeit products

Beyond the considerable economic and social consequences, all counterfeit products or imitations generally represent high risks of abnormal operation and premature wear that can affect the safety of the goods and people.
Safety of the consumer
High risk of fire, explosions, injury or death.
Civil/legal liability
Selling counterfeit products is an offence and is liable to legal, civil and customs sanctions.
Ethics and social responsibility
  • Serious contravention of compliance with the social rules and charters.
  • Inadmissible working conditions.
  • Child labour.
  • Negative impact on the economy and employment.
  • Considerable financial losses at all levels of the economic chain.
  • No respect for the environment.

Check Hager solution

  • Authentification process to guarantee the origin of the products.
  • Software to check the origin of the products
  • Action plan in case of doubt about the authenticity of a product.
  • Ethical charter an engagement between manufacturer and distributor.


  • Sole identification number recorded by Hager in its data base.
  • Free consultation on Internet site Hager by any user in the world.
  • Information in real time and geographical localisation of the copies.
  • Coherency with the ethical charter with the distributors.