Counterfeits are not tested for safety.
Online marketplaces like Amazon, eBay and Facebook are not legally responsible1 for any unregulated products sold on their platforms. This means anything from car seats to baby bottles to strollers to toys can be sold without safety-testing and certifications.
Counterfeits can contain toxic materials.
In order for someone to sell a stroller, play-kitchen or baby carrier at half the price of the manufacturer or approved seller, they have probably created a counterfeit version. This version is likely to use low-grade or unregulated materials.2 This means metal, plastics, fabrics and paints that could be contaminated with heavy metals, phthalates and bisphenols and more.