The good news is, even when we are not paying close attention to the many things that are happening around us, there are members of law enforcement who are surveying and watching for anything that may be unusual or harmful.

As we get ready for the holiday season to start, there are constant deals and advertisements for deals on thousands of products. But buyer beware as some of the deals are too good to be true.

According to a recent press release, there are some products that have been seized before they can get to consumers.

Yesterday, CBP officers seized hair dryers that CPSC determined did not provide integral immersion protection in compliance with the requirements of Standard for Safety for Household Electric Personal Grooming Appliances. They determined that these items are a substantial product hazard under the Consumer Product Safety Act. A total of 65 hair dryers were seized, with a total manufacturer’s suggested retail price of approximately $19,500.

This is an ongoing investigation and as usual, is another reminder to consumers.

If you have information about counterfeit merchandise being illegally imported into the U.S., CBP encourages you to submit an E-Allegation. The E-Allegation provides a means for the public to anonymously report to CBP any suspected violations of trade laws or regulations related to the importation of goods into the United States. To report potentially unsafe products, the public can go through CPSC’s online reporting.

The CBP Buffalo office has been busy over the last couple of weeks.

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