Furminator: how to distinguish a fake?
The original FURminator is the No. 1 tool against molting dogs and cats, which has no analogues. The manufacturer guarantees: the tool reduces the amount of wool lost by 90%, and many owners of furry pets have already seen this in practice. Because of its popularity, the name “Furminator” has become a household name for a whole category of tools against molting. They are all different: some with the original have a common name only, others almost completely imitate the design and packaging. Be careful when making a purchase. A fake furminator does not have the same efficiency as the original, in addition, it is potentially dangerous for the pet. We talked about this in more detail in the article “What is the danger of the host?”. But how to distinguish a fake from the original? There are some secrets!
Furminator: differences between the original and the fake
The first thing that should not please but embarrass the buyer is a suspiciously low price, advertising of “cheap” furminators, furminators with a big discount. As a rule, these are fakes.
We look at the top of the front side of the package. At the originals you will see the phrase “Tool against molting”, printed in four foreign languages.
You can find out the original “Furminator” by the sticker of the distributor – CJSC Valta Pet Products. If you see such a sticker on the package, in front of you is an instrument officially imported into the country.
On the front of the package there is a hologram “10 years warranty”, except for instruments of the FURflex line.
Each original Furminator is assigned a number. It is engraved on the back of the instrument. For fakes, all numbers are duplicated.
We appreciate the design. The working part of the blade in the originals is slightly curved, and for fakes – straight. The originals have strong handles: a metal rod is placed under the rubber coating. There is no such thing with fakes.
Pay attention to the tool series. The DeLuxe and Classic series have not been delivered to Russia since 2012.
If in doubt, check the current catalog on the manufacturer’s website.
How to distinguish a fake?
How does a manufacturer fight with fakes?
The effectiveness of the tool, its good reputation and consumer protection for the company in the first place. The fight against fakes is carried out at different levels: this is informing customers about the risk, and test purchases in specialized retail and online stores, and constant monitoring of Internet resources, etc.
To protect yourself from fakes, be careful when choosing a tool. Carefully inspect the packaging, study the information on it, if necessary, check the catalog on the official website. Do not forget that the original “Furminator” with all the guarantees and without risk, you can always purchase from an official representative of the company in Russia.