Thursday, 12 June 2008

Watch out for fake HP refills

Computer hardware and accessory giant Hewlett-Packard has said 60 percent of the refill products used in printers across East Africa are not genuine, a fact that is making a serious impact on its sales and brand image. According to an article in Networkworld, the products most affected are laser and ink cartridges used in printing machines, where fakes enter the regional market through Asia, mainly from China.

1 comment:

Asiimwe Paul said...


I think I am one of the victims! My laserjet catridge seems to run out pretty fast. Unfortunately our bureau of standards is too weak to stem the tide of counterfeits. There seems to be a sense of ambivalence rights owners and their willingness. Paul Asiimwe