PHILIDELPHIA (KSNV) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 1,440 counterfeit Oral-B toothbrush heads destined for Illinois this week.
CBP agents examined an express delivery shipment from Turkey on Feb. 14 and discovered toothbrush heads that consisted of 260 four-packs and 200 two-packs.
Officers detained the shipment as suspected counterfeit consumer goods due to poor packaging and questionable quality, the agency said.
If the products had been genuine, they would've had a suggested retail price of over $12,000, the press release said.
It's the second seizure in five months, the CBP said, as it confiscated more than 20,000 toothbrush heads in November.
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Homeland Security Investigation agents said they seized 27,599 ships of counterfeit goods during the 2019 Fiscal Year.
Those seizures triggered more than 150 convictions, 197 indictments and the arrest of 256 individuals.
According to authorities, China remains the primary source for seized counterfeit and pirated goods with an estimated MSRP of $1 billion.