Ebayer who sold fake airbags is spared jail

Rogue trader sold hundreds of fake airbags to unsuspecting consumers

Ebayer who sold fake airbags is spared jail
The fake airbags sold by the rogue trade may not have been activated in the event of a collision. Image: Bigstock.

A trader who sold 680 airbags worth over £30,000 on eBay between November 2015 and February 2016 has been spared jail.

Fake Honda, Audi and Volkswagen airbag which did not meet safety standards and may not have activated in a collision were sold by Czernik for £175 each.

He also sold airbag covers for £85, bought from suppliers in China and Poland.

Police seized more than 190 covers and a variety of other parts during a raid at his home in Poole, Dorset, in 2016.

Expert analysis proved the airbags to be fakes.

Czernik pleaded guilty to two offences of selling counterfeit goods at Inner London Crown Court.

He was given a five month jail term, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to carry out 135 hours of unpaid work.

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    Peter Miles

    One interesting point here. I hate to bring up the whole Brexit issue but the article says some of the fake goods were from Poland. So this is part of the EU, the same EU which is insisting that we continue to meet their product standards?
    Frankly I think he should have got a jail term although with the massive recall we’ve had on just about all Japanese airbags even the manufacturers seem to fall for it!

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    Marcus

    It appears to me you have to try really hard to get put in jail these day’s.

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