Counterfeit BIDI® Sticks may pose health hazards, encourage underage access, and have detrimental effects on the environment. Learn the difference between a genuine BIDI® Stick and a fake one!
Bidi Vapor considers it important to guard its consumers against the potential hazards that come from counterfeit vaping devices. At the same time, the brand also believes that it is just as important to prohibit minors from vaping. With the prevalence of fake BIDI® Sticks, the company warns its customers to be wary of fake devices because of the danger their potential brings.
Fake BIDI® Sticks: The Risks
Fake BIDI® Sticks are cheaper compared to the real deal. Instead of the $15.95 suggested retail price, unauthorized sellers are making them available for a lesser cost. But what are the dangers of buying them?
The use of inferior chemicals used in the e-liquid of a fake BIDI® Stick raises the risk of it being toxic. Since it doesn’t use medical-grade and premium nicotine, it produces a weaker nicotine strength. Most importantly, the flavors may be inconsistent.
Because illegal and unauthorized retailers do not comply with strict regulations like verifying a customer’s age, these fake items can easily be accessible to persons below 21 years old. The counterfeit industry only contributes to the ongoing issue of underage vaping.
Moreover, illegal manufacturers also use substandard materials that do not deliver a fully satisfying experience. Since it’s made of low-quality raw materials, the device may also be prone to malfunction. The batteries may overheat during usage, which can potentially cause accidents and physical injuries.
If you notice that your BIDI® Stick has a short battery life, weak nicotine level, inconsistent flavor, then these are just some of the signs of a fake BIDI® Stick. Report it immediately.
Bidi Vapor and the Anti-Catfish Campaign
To counter the deluge of fake BIDI® Sticks in the market, Bidi Vapor launched an initiative to help consumers verify the authenticity of their purchase. It redesigned its packaging to have extra security measures as part of its Anti-Catfish Campaign.
There are three tests that can be done—a water test, a pen-smear test, and the unique-code authenticator.
Water test. It can be done by dropping a small amount of water on the blue part of the authenticity sticker. The customer can wipe it off after a few seconds. The BIDI® logo should disappear while it’s wet. But as it dries up, the BIDI® logo should reappear on the sticker, if it’s a real BIDI® Stick.
Pen-smear test. Use a pen to smear ink on the authenticity sticker. Smudge the ink and see if the color of the logo changes into the same color as the pen’s ink. If they do not turn the same color, you have a fake product.
Unique code authenticator. Customers can follow these steps:
- Peel the anti-fake sticker from the packaging
- Scan the QR code through a phone camera
- Copy the unique number code
- Visit the Bidi Vapor website
- Key in the unique number in the authentication field
- Click the AUTHENTICATE button
- Check the pop-up message for BIDI® Stick authenticity confirmation
With three ways to authenticate any BIDI® Stick purchase, illegal manufacturers and unauthorized retailers should think twice about making counterfeit products. Bidi Vapor further hopes that these measures will help ensure that customers are getting the real BIDI® Stick.
For more details on how to spot a fake BIDI® Stick, visit our website www.bidivapor.com/authenticate
Report counterfeit products immediately! You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with photos of the product and the name of the store where you bought it. You can also call through the hotline number at 1-833-367-2434.