• BEWARE OF IMITATION LION SAFETY MATCHES

    Beware of imitation Lion Safety MatchesThe sale of counterfeit goods in South Africa can give rise to both criminal and civil liability for parties that import and/or sell such goods in the trade. By accepting counterfeit goods to sell in stores, retailers run the risk of possible arrest and prosecution by the State. The owner of the intellectual property rights may also institute civil charges against retailers and importers who deal in counterfeit goods. Our Lion Safety Matches label and the “Ribbon Device” are all registered trademarks.

    Please report any sightings of counterfeit products to our CPA Customer Care Line 0860 546 600.
  • COUNTERFEIT

    GENUINE

    1.
    Counterfeit boxes are often sealed with a noticeably thick masking tape instead of glue.
       
    2.
    On the top right-hand side of the box it should read 100188.
    Counterfeit Lion Matches Genuine Lion Matches
  • COUNTERFEIT

    GENUINE

    Counterfeit boxes are often smaller in size. The code on top of the box may vary from the genuine box.
    Counterfeit Lion Match boxes are often smaller in size
  • Counterfeit shrinks are often smaller in size and wrapped in cellophane instead of the standard plastic.


    COUNTERFEIT

    GENUINE

    COUNTERFEIT

    GENUINE

    Counterfeit shrinks are often smaller in size and wrapped in cellophane in Counterfeit shrinks are often smaller in size and wrapped in cellophane in



  • Counterfeit overwraps often have noticeably
    thicker barcode lines, larger type and different
    yellow-coloured shading.

    COUNTERFEIT

    GENUINE

    COUNTERFEIT

    GENUINE

  • 1.
    Counterfeit ignition strips are smoother, longer, wider and off-centre.
       
    2.
    The code is often missing from below the glue flap.
       
    3.
    The back of the box that is meant to highlight polish states, "Superior Shoe Polish" instead of the correct, "Lion Quality
    Shoe Polish
    ".
       
    4.
    A less detailed lion’s mane and missing detail on the "Ribbon Device" indicate that a box is counterfeit. Colour shading on imitation boxes and the quality of the boxes are not as consistent as genuine products. A counterfeit box is also longer than a genuine box when opened out flat.

    COUNTERFEIT

    COUNTERFEIT

    GENUINE

    Counterfeit ignition strips are smoother, longer, wider and off-centre.

  • Our "Ribbon Device" has often been applied to items that are not Lion Match Products. This "Ribbon Device" is a registered trademark and any other product bearing this device will be infringing on a trademark that is property of Lion, and immediate action will be taken. The Lion Safety Match Ribbon Device is a registered trademark

    INFRINGEMENT

    INFRINGEMENT

    INFRINGEMENT

    The Lion Safety Match Ribbon Device is a registered trademark
  • COUNTERFEIT

    COUNTERFEIT

    GENUINE

    The overlap on the box sleeve is always glued half way on genuine Lion Safety Matches; the counterfeit is glued three quarters of the way or is glued out of position. The overlap on the box sleeve is always glued half way on genuine Lion Safety Matches

    COUNTERFEIT

    COUNTERFEIT

    GENUINE

    The quality of inner boxes in a counterfeit product is always inferior to the genuine product. The quality of inner boxes in a counterfeit product is always inferior to the genuine product.

LION SAFETY MATCHES 2018