CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 02, 1983
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Problem of counterfeit prods. on United States mkts., include safety hazards due to poor quality of imitations, examined in House hearings; aircraft and auto parts and medicines noted among prods. counterfeited. [Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition spokesperson James BIKOFF - is concerned over threat to safety of consumers.] Bikoff's display of fake parts thought responsible for 1976 helicopter crash and imitations targeted for space shuttle and plane parts noted. [BIKOFF - notes lack of quality controls of counterfeit parts.] [Auto parts lobbyist Linda HOFFMAN - feels deaths due to imitations have occurred, but have not been discovered.] Taiwan, Brazil and Argentina mentioned as counterfeiter havens. Legis. said pending in Congress imposing stiff fines and jail terms.
REPORTER: Jacqueline Adams
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