US customs officials said they have seized a record number of counterfeit headphones this year. According to The Information, over the nine months of 2021, customs seized 360,000 counterfeit gadgets. Their retail value is the US $ 82.8 million. This is 65 thousand more pairs of headphones than in 2020.
It is reported that among the seized gadgets there are also fake Apple AirPods models. However, the exact number is not disclosed. In an interview, customs officials talked about a 50% increase in the number of counterfeit Apple headphones. The reason is the growing popularity of "apple" gadgets.