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ESFI to Kick Off Anti-Counterfeiting Webinar Series on Wednesday, October 29


The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) will be hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, October 29th from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. EST titled “Counterfeiting: Understanding Your Risk and Liability.” The informational webinar will delve into recent trends in counterfeiting as well as the legal responses aimed at addressing the issue.  Citing specific court cases and seizures, panelists will describe the ongoing fight against counterfeit goods and the new technologies, practices, and collaborations that are helping to thwart these dangerous products. 

The live event will kick off ESFI’s “Zero Tolerance for Counterfeits” webinar series that that will feature industry experts discussing various topics related to counterfeit electrical products.  Each webinar will be broadcasted live and the public is encouraged to submit questions to the speaker panel before and during the event.

 Speakers participating in the first webinar include:

  • DeeJay Smith - Brand Protection Group Manager, Proctor and Gamble – North America, Latin America, Asia, who will discuss recent trends and evolving threats to the legitimate supply channel
  • Clark Silcox – General Counsel, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA),who will review recent cases involving counterfeit products and discuss legal trends in accountability for counterfeits

The discussion will be moderated by Brett, Brenner President of the Electrical Safety Foundation International.

To register for this free webinar visit,  Questions can be submitted in real time during the discussion, or can be sent to  in advance.  Participants are also encouraged to join the Twitter conversation during the event using the hashtag #ESFIAntiCounterfeiting.

The “Zero Tolerance for Counterfeits” webinar series is sponsored by Eaton, Hubbell Incorporated, Schneider Electric, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). 

For more information on ESFI and additional upcoming webinars, visit

 About ESFI:
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a 501(c) (3) organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. ESFI proudly sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May, and engages in public education campaigns throughout the year to prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities.  

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