The dangers of using counterfeit Canon products
Counterfeit Canon products have not been manufactured and tested to the strict quality standards of genuine Canon products and may cause you or your product harm. For example, counterfeit batteries can generate excessive heat, leak or explode when used, and cause serious personal injury or irreparable damage to your product.
Counterfeit Canon ink and toner cartridges can leak, block a printer’s print head or lead to colour blurring and streaking. Counterfeit cartridges are also likely to offer significantly less print capacity than genuine products. The print capacity of counterfeit cartridges that Canon has tested range from 28% to 69% compared to genuine Canon cartridges.
Canon genuine products comply with international and European laws including the WEEE, RoHS Directive and REACH Regulation. Counterfeit products are unlikely to comply with these laws and therefore cause a greater risk to the environment.