Following on from our piece about clones in vaping we thought it would be a good idea to have as many of the manufacturer authenticity addresses in one useful place.
There’s nothing worse or indeed potentially dangerous than buying a vape device or tank that you thought was authentic – but is in fact a clone.
Obviously if you have bought a clone in good faith – it may be wise to check before you buy that the site is reputable and the particular product is a good copy [if such thing exists in the larger sense] – social media – YouTube and popular forums are a good place to check.
The links below can be used to check the authenticity stickers/labels on side of most vape products and to double check what you’ve bought is not a fake.
If you are in any doubt about the authenticity of the product you have bought – then first port of call should always be the place of purchase or manufacturer especially if bought online.
The laws around being sold counterfeit goods are a minefield across the globe and in particular regarding online purchases – so check local laws and get yourself armed with the facts.
Also with the trend of “Disposable vapes” there are quite a few dodgy ones floating about so it is worth checking them before use.
What to Do if Sold a Fake Vape
Here in the UK a good port of call to ‘gen up’ on your online shopping rights is the excellent website Money Saving Expert – by consumer complaints guru Martin Lewis and in particular his fact filled article on How To Complain.
Many of the more ‘dodgy’ sellers will do everything they can to refuse refunds or returns – do check the policies on auction sites such as Ebay and follow the dispute process carefully. Although it is quite easy to get a refund via Ebay nowadays.
If you have paid by credit card or Paypal and have had no joy – refer the matter to them by following their complaints procedure and good luck and stay patient because these things can take an age to sort out.
OK, we’ll update this list as we get more URL’s and please feel free to comment below on any we may have missed.
Right, onto the list and we’ll update this when and if we get more info from the manufacturers!
Vape Manufactures Authenticity Check List – Updated April 2022
- Advken – Check bottom right of website
- Apollo – authenticity advice
- Artery Support – no designated authenticity page
- Aspire Copycat List
- Augvape – Bottom of the Website
- Coilmaster – Bottom of the Website
- Efest Batteries and Chargers
- Elf Bar
- Elux – Check bottom right of page
- ExVape – Scroll down towards the bottom of the page
- HippoVape – Check on bottom left side of page
- Horizon Tech
- Hugo Vapor
- IVG Bar
- Kangertech – Scroll to bottom of the page
- Lost Vape – Anti Counterfeit Technology
- OXVA – Check at bottom right of website
- SenseTech – Check at bottom right of website
- Sigelei – Check at bottom of website
- SX Mini
- Think Vape – Bottom of Website (unable to get this working – so if you struggle you may have to email them directly)
- ThunderHead Creations
- Vandy Vape – Bottom of the Website
- Vapefly – Bottom of Website
- VGOD – Clone and Authenticity Checker
- Xtar – Check at bottom right of page
- Yachtvape – Check at bottom right of page
List will be regularly updated – please contact us to make any changes and additions.