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How to Spot a Counterfeit


Counterfeits are distinctly different at the neck when compared to an authentic bottle. Most counterfeits have a ridge below the threads and are varied in shape. A genuine bottle will have a smooth, rounded shoulder compared to a flat, angled shoulder on a counterfeit.

The citrus reamers in authentic bottles have a solid reamer tip, whereas counterfeit reamers have a hollow tip. Additionally, the holes in the genuine reamer have a clean, beveled cut. Many counterfeit bottles have holes with a straight cut and rough edges.

The logo band is not removable from the bottom cup on genuine Zingers. Counterfeit bottles without a removeable band will have visible adhesive underneath the band. There are two barely noticeable seams along the side of the band. Counterfeit bottles have more noticeable seams. The logo text appears crisp and sharp on authentic bottles, whereas the counterfeit logo text will appear dull and sometimes crooked.

Due to poor manufacturing and use of inferior and potentially toxic materials, a strong plastic odor upon opening a counterfeit bottle is often found.

Genuine Citrus Zinger caps will contain a small rubber gasket that helps to prevent leaks. The genuine gasket looks like a stair-step double ring, and is removable and fits snugly into place inside the top cap. Counterfeit bottles will have a single ring gasket or a poorly designed alternative.

The stamp on the bottom cup of Zing Anything products is cleanly pressed and easy to read, whereas counterfeits may be slightly blurry or wavy. Current production of the bottom cup is a single-ring of product info, however, previous genuine versions have a double-ring of text. The current production information in the single-ring version states as follows: “ – patent pending – bpa and ea free Tritan – designed by studio murmur – made in taiwan”.
Note that the only capitalization is the “T” in “Tritan”.

Boxes vs. Bags - The Citrus Zinger and Kid Zinger bottles sold within the United States and Canada do not have a box. In Asia, we do box the Citrus Zinger and Kid Zinger.

At first purchase, there should be a tag attached to the cap referred to as a “hangtag.” The bottles sold within the United States will have hangtags in English. Hangtags on bottles sold within the United States should not be in Korean or Chinese.

Some counterfeits are easier to spot than others. Please remember that fakes may have all the
variations listed above or could have only one or two defects.

If you feel that you have been a victim of a counterfeit scheme, please send details of the reseller you
purchased from and photos of your purchased bottle in an email to