Fashion Industry Study Reveals Dangerous Chemicals, Heavy Metals in Counterfeit Products

The American Apparel & Footwear Association has unveiled a study that highlights the dangers that counterfeit goods – flooding the market – present for consumers. AAFA worked with Intertek, a highly respected international total quality assurance provider to test counterfeit products for a range of hazardous chemicals and heavy metals. Today, AAFA releases a summary of findings from the laboratory review. 

Of the 47 counterfeit products tested – including clothing, footwear, and other accessories – 17 products (or 36.2 percent) failed to comply with U.S. product safety standards. Read more at the AAFA.