This is the latest of many Chinese companies to sell fake Apple products, but perhaps the first documented pseudo Apple home appliance.
Apparently, the company sold portable gas stoves engraved with the Apple logo and iphone brand name.
The misuse of Apples brand was discovered only after the single burner stoves were deemed unsafe and seized by Chinese police in Wuhan, according to the Chinese tech website M.
Police found 681 stoves sporting Apples logo and brand in two warehouses.
The stoves had the half eaten apple graphic and iphone printed in white on a green background just below the burner.
The stove was nowhere near trying to come off as a genuine Apple product, since Apple would never produce something in that shade of green and silver or lowercase the entire name of the product.
Last year, police found and shut down two fake Apple stores in Kunming that tried to pass off as official stores, but sold counterfeit personal tech items.
An American living in China discovered the stores and blogged about visiting a couple of them.
This year, Shenzhen Proview Technology company in China claimed ownership of the name “iPad” and ordered the removal of Apple iPads from Northern China stores.
The stores sell Macintosh personal computers, software, iPods, iPads, iPhones, third party accessories, and other consumer electronics such as Apple TV.
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