As 17,000 Fake Pillow Pets Seized, Make Sure Yours Is Real

By Beth Pinsker, Editorial Director of dealnews

With a long snow day ahead, New York parents are abuzz about news of a seizure of 17,000 fake pillow pets at a Queens warehouse. U.S. Marshals raided the facility run by Concord Toys after being tipped off by private detectives hired by the makers of the original Pillow Pet.

The seizure underscores the efforts of the company to keep its product from being ripped off by counterfeiters, which we wrote about in November, during the height of pre-holiday Pillow Pet buying frenzy. The Pillow Pet manufacturer fights against knock-off products, which copy the original formula but are not the exact product.

We put together this little video battle to illustrate the point:

Beth Pinsker is dealnews' Editorial Director. She was most recently the Editor of and has been a life-long bargain hunter. Follow her on Twitter — @bethpinsker. You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.

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