UK retailer SCAN recalls drives

By Justin Mann on
More counterfeit news in the PC market, UK retailer SCAN has recalled a particular model of Kingston Flash drives, due to issues with large amounts of counterfeit stock from their suppliers. The Tmate 1GB and 2GB models are the affected ones, with particular product numbers being tagged as counterfeit or with a high potential to be. There's an online form available for those of you who may have one. SCAN has identified one of their suppliers as the ones providing the bogus drives, and the supplier is, crazily enough, not an authorized Kingston reseller. It's true that in these days a brand name means a lot, and companies will do just about anything to protect their own name. It is good to see that SCAN made this knowledge public and is working around it, rather than doing the typical deny/hush/ignore tactics we've seen a lot of retailers do when products were found to be faulty.

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