Lamps from China seized at port

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Nearly 2,000 desk lamps from China were seized at the Port of Savannah by officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Customs officers first discovered the shipping container June 30. Customs officers intercepted and seized 1,988 lamps on July 15. They are appraised with a manufacture's suggested retail price of $212,680 and a declared domestic value of $48,708, according to a news release.

Officers found that there were 500 cartons of desk lamps that were marked with counterfeit UL logos. The UL logo is owned by Underwriter Laboratories Testing Co. and certifies electrical safety standards of products sold in the United States.

After it was determined the items violated trademark laws, the shipment was seized July 15.

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