Dentists feel the pain of counterfeit products

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is warning distributors to only purchase cable product from reputable sources following the seizure of more than 12,000 pieces of poor quality electrical dental equipment. This ACI warning follows the announcement by The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the UKs regulator for medical devices, of the confiscation of sub-standard dental equipment imported into the UK from China and Pakistan and sold on auction websites such as eBay, Amazon and Alibaba.

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The Approved Cable Initiative

The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) is an industry-wide working group with supply chain representative bodies that has been established to address the issue of unsafe, non-approved and counterfeit cable entering the UK marketplace.

 

The first initiative of its kind in the electrical industry the ACI is direct in its approach to investigate and publicise the findings of cables found to be faulty, counterfeit or non-compliant with British, European or International Standards.

 

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