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Fake Pax Vaporizers. Bootlegs?

Discussion in 'Counterfeit Vaporizers' started by mrweed, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. CentiZen

    CentiZen Evil Genius in Training Accessory Maker

    America's Hat

    Looks like Ploom has started legal action against one of the companies involved in distributing these units. I wonder if they will go after the others or are just trying to make a statement about the name.
  2. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

    Other side of your screen
    Somewhere on FC there is a link to a story about a Ploom legal action resulting in the destruction of a lot of fake Pax devices and the closing down of the manufacturer. I think that this happened because they were making counterfeits (i.e. branded with Ploom trademarks) rather than knock-offs (the Floom Pox).
  3. MileHi

    MileHi Member

    Here are a few quick pics.

    The Ploom is on the left. The [counterfeit] is on the right:

    Close up of the "X" on the Ploom:

    Close up of the "X" on the [counterfeit]:

    The Ploom is on the left. The [counterfeit] is on the right:

    Back screw and printing on Ploom:

    Back screw and printing on [counterfeit]:
    mod note: Edited to remove counterfeiter's company name
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 18, 2014
  4. dantesinferno

    dantesinferno New Member

  5. oli

    oli Well-Known Member

    Just came across this new vaporizer called Vaporizer-x who looks strangely similar to the pax????


    Modnote: Link replaced with screenshot.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 7, 2014
  6. mrweed

    mrweed vaporizer review blogger

    I've seen another counterfeit lately, that had a ring instead of the x in the middle.^^
  7. whatavape

    whatavape New Member

    I recently bought one that I've confirmed with Ploom is indeed fake. Here's what I've collected:

    - the charger is 5v, real Pax is 9v
    - heat level lights are green/blue, purple, red; real Pax is yellow, orange, red
    - the oven door has pink glue substance on the side, real Pax doesn't
    - front of box is blurry
    - alcohol wipes say "plaom" instead of ploom
    - the inside of the box matches perfectly, even the cardboard backing
    - the indicator is purple while charging
    - Shake to test battery is iffy
    - no party mode
    - the instruction booklet looks official, but mentions a 1 year warranty instead of ten, presumably from the factory that actually produced it
    - the fake even features a serial number beginning with "PX" which ploom says is from a line they know to be fake. All real pax will start with A or B
    - the instruction booklet references the heating colors that the fake has, even though they don't match the official pax, so this page of the manual is different
    - the finish on the case is a brushed finish. Not typical smooth pax

    I will update later today with photos -- I have some more communication with ploom I can add.

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