John Maisel, publisher of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine, discusses the Anti-Counterfeit Initiative, which is a joint campaign between ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR and TED magazines and has the support of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED), the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The campaign has the endorsement of Siemens, Square D/Schneider Electric, Alcan, Fluke Corp., Graybar, Eaton, Southwire, NSi, and General Electric (GE).

Counterfeit electrical products pose a serious safety and liability risk for the electrical contractor and its customers. In the coming months, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR and TED magazines will help you learn how to recognize counterfeits, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you find counterfeit products.