Stay Away from Compatible Pods, Counterfeit Engraved Devices
Illicit compatible pods
BTEX is a general term for a class of compounds, including methylbenzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene, and other compounds. These compounds can be found in medications, flavoring substances, and agricultural chemicals. Numerous industries have strict standards for the percentage of BTEX compounds that can be used in specific products. Toluene, which was found may cause central nervous system depression and arrhythmias to persons acutely exposed. RELX Lab tests found that the toluene percentage in illicit products was higher than acceptable standards.
Most compatible pods have serious e-liquid leakage problems. The manufacturers of these cartridges do not have after-sales service or quality certifications. It is greatly irresponsible to use these kinds of products.
Do not purchase compatible pods.
Avoid Purchasing Counterfeit Engraved Devices
Counterfeit RELX devices engraved with a luxury brand’s logo, or co-branded devices, are also sold on different social media networks like WeChat, Facebook and Instagram.
Engraved devices that look like authentic RELX devices
The fake engraved devices are similar to compatible pods in that they are produced in factories with no certification. The products are not only a serious violation of RELX’s intellectual property, they are also a safety hazard, as their batteries are not properly tested. There have already been a number of cases where the battery of an engraved device has exploded.
Engraved devices over heated and burnt
Chen Changlu, Deputy General Manager at Contemporary Amperex Technology, a leading Chinese battery manufacturer stated in an interview, “Lithium is a very active element. If not managed properly, it can easily lead to an item catching fire or even exploding. Developing safe designs is essential when using lithium batteries, but the market has many different players. Some manufacturers remove the safety protection device or use inferior materials, creating a potential safety hazard. Please refrain from purchasing any products from unregulated manufacturers and only purchase products from legitimate manufacturers on official channels.”
RELX’s Golden Shield team has been working with other brands and local law enforcement in China to find and stop the production and sale of illicit vape products.
Illicit goods seized as a result of the Golden Shield team's work