Please be aware that there are many fake/counterfeit Rainbow Loom® products available online and at stores. The counterfeit products are very similar to the original/genuine product. Counterfeit products are sold at the online stores and kiosk stores nationwide targeting unsuspecting customers. Counterfeit products are also often listed on eBay and sold to unsuspecting buyers as "genuine" or "100% authentic" items at prices close to retail.
These counterfeit products are unsafe for children, have not been tested in accordance with U.S. Toy Safety Standards (may contain lead and other dangerous substances), inferior in quality, and do not come with Rainbow Loom warranty. While some fake products possess the same name as genuine Rainbow Loom products, the counterfeit products do not comply with any ASTM, CPSIA, EU, or Japan's toy safety standards.
Please purchase genuine Rainbow Loom products from authorized retailers or directly from www.rainbowloom.com.
This is an authentic Rainbow Loom Kit.
Dishonest sellers will often list counterfeit products on internet sites and eBay as "Genuine" or "100% Authentic" using the manufacturer's advertising image in the listing, but send a you fake
Authentic Rainbow Loom large bases are molded with the Rainbow Loom trademarked branding and patent number.
Do the parts in your Rainbow Loom kit have the branding on the backing plate, hook, and rubber bands? Is the red directional arrow present on the loom as shown here?
If not, you have a counterfeit kit.
Counterfeiters are very good at creating deceptive products and packaging to deceive you.
Could you identify this counterfeit Rainbow Loom sold on eBay? If not, you should be buying authentic products from authorized retailers or www.rainbowloom.com
The blacked out hook image and the misspelled word "and" clearly identify this Rainbow Loom Kit purchased on eBay as counterfeit.
Counterfeit products are often listed on eBay as "Authentic" and sold to unsuspecting buyers.
Compare the authentic and counterfeit Rainbow Loom hooks.
The authentic Rainbow Loom hook is imprinted with the rainbow Loom trademarked branding. This counterfeit is not.
Counterfeiters may show you a very convincing photo in an internet listing, but you will receive a fake.
Counterfeit products are often listed on eBay as "Authentic" or "100% Genuine" and sold to unsuspecting buyers.
This counterfeit does not have the red directional arrow or the imprinted branding -- it is a fake.