When most people think of counterfeit, the first thing that comes to mind is money. But in reality, counterfeiting is a more complex issue than you’d think. Counterfeit goods are generally made from lower quality components, in an attempt to sell a cheap imitation of similar goods produced by brands consumers know and trust but tend to miss on minor details. Understanding this can help consumers spot the difference. MIJA’s gauges are no different.
Importance of a Genuine MIJA Gauge
Pressure gauges serve several purposes within a variety of industries. The monitoring of gas pressure is a safety precaution and MIJA takes that responsibility very seriously. Whereas counterfeit gauges can indicate incorrect pressure readings and could result in damage and/ or injury. With knock-off, counterfeit gauges, it is impossible to say how safe or accurate the gauge is. One could perform some tests to ensure its accuracy, but this wouldn’t portray its reliability or product lifecycle.
The MIJA Gauge Difference
MIJA’s Gauges are tested and adhere to UL (Underwriters Laboratories) standards pertaining to the types of gases or systems our gauges monitor. In addition to working closely with the UL, MIJA gauges and additional products comply with OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), the NFPA (Nation Fire Protection Association), the International Code Council, and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Due to our association with these entities, our products are rigorously tested to ensure accuracy, reliability, and safety.
How to Avoid Buying a Counterfeit MIJA Gauge?
The best way to avoid buying a counterfeit MIJA gauge is by buying directly from MIJA or an authorized reseller. If you happen to suspect a gauge to be a counterfeit MIJA gauge, please contact MIJA Sales. We will be happy to confirm whether it’s a genuine MIJA gauge or a fake.
MIJA: Committed to Excellence
Our experience in the pressure gauge and life safety industry has revealed instances where other companies were counterfeiting our gauges, and while we were displeased, we were not completely surprised. Counterfeit products are produced with the intent to take advantage of the superior value of the imitated product. Being a leader in the gauge industry just meant it was a matter of time. If you have suspicion that a current gauge you are using is counterfeit or you are working with a vendor selling what appears to be a fake MIJA gauge, feel free to contact MIJA Sales at Sales@MIJA.com and we will be happy to help.