Unfortunately, this is a real thing. I’m just starting my own research into the issue, but I just hope to help make fellow racers aware of this in case they hadn’t heard about it. How do we avoid buying counterfeit safety gear? First off, buy from known, trustworthy dealers that have the sport’s best interests in mind. You know, the ones that charge a few extra bucks that you should be giving your business to anyways, instead of from the cheapest internet search result that drop ships from a no-name seller. And second, educate yourself on what the correct safety labels should look like. Sure, really good copies are hard to spot, but at least you’ll learn to spot the cheap copies.