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Counterfeit parts cost our industry $12 billion a year. Beyond that, counterfeiting takes away good manufacturing jobs, creates safety risks to consumers and technicians and destroys the brand reputation of legitimate manufacturers.
It's not always apparent that a part is not a genuine part, but there are several things to look for and consider when purchasing a genuine Baldwin Filter. In all photos, the counterfeit filter is on the left, and the Genuine Baldwin filter is on the right.

If the packaging appears flimsy, lacks the name brand or logo, or has graphics or a brand that are similar to, but slightly different from, Baldwin, it may not be a Genuine Baldwin product.

Baldwin filters are competitively priced. If you are offered a Baldwin filter at a price that seems too good to be true, it may be.
The color of a Baldwin spin-on filter may not be correct on a counterfeit filter. It may be close, but just not right.
Graphics on the filters, including the logo, may be missing or incorrect. In the photo to the left, the counterfeit filter has 2 I's in Baldwin.
A counterfeit filter may look right upon first glance, but upon closer examination, you may find major differences. Some places to look include:
The dimensions of the filter may not be the same as a genuine Baldwin filter.
The baseplate may look different or be made from a different material than that used by Baldwin.

On a spin-on filter, the seam joining the can to the baseplate may be different than methods used by Baldwin

Media Packs
Counterfeit media packs often have an obviously lower pleat count than Baldwin. In addition, the pleats may be deformed.
Both internal and external gaskets may look different or be made from a different material than that used by Baldwin.
Date Code
Baldwin manufactured filters have a date code imprinted on them. The date code can appear with six or eleven digits.
UPC Code
The UPC code on a counterfeit filter may be missing or incorrect.
Country of Origin
Baldwin manufactured filters are marked with the country of origin. Baldwin has manufacturing plants in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Africa, Morroco and China.

Counterfeit filters and other parts are generally not made to provide the specific protection required by your equipment. Remember to inspect filters prior to installing or sale to ensure that you are using quality, genuine Baldwin filters.


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