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How harmful are knock-off designer sunglasses?

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It may seem common sense that buying knock-off toys and electronics can be an unsafe idea, but did you know that even items such as, say, a harmless pair of fake Chanel sunglasses may do you damage? According to the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC), counterfeit sunglasses can shatter easily. In addition, they may fail to provide adequate UV protection. In 2002, the IACC reported that approximately 18% of the $98 million of counterfeit products seized by U.S. Customs were fashion-related items, including sunglasses. That adds up to a lot of consumers risking their health for fashion!



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