Today on Canon USA's Facebook, Canon urged it's fans to remember the dangers of counterfeit products. Now we at Fstoppers have had our own experiences with faked products, like faked Nikon filters and the D7000 MB-D11 knock-off, but Canon contends the problem could be even worse if you're not careful about what you are buying. Sure, some of these products are just lower quality, but what happens if something as important as a battery malfunctions? For counterfeits, this is a serious problem.
From Canon's Facebook:
Canon points to some serious issues, most prominently with battery related products. From these low resolution photos, it looks like one might have caught on fire and melted, while another outright exploded. Because they aren't often not equipped with certain protective devices meeting Canon's and the electronic industry's basic quality standards, these batteries are not only breaking international laws, they are downright dangerous.
Have any of you experienced problems with products you thought were genuine? Let us know below, and send us images of counterfeit products so we can warn the Fstoppers nation to avoid them.