Printer ‘reeled off 1,900 counterfeit fabric softener labels’


A PRINTER was caught red-handed producing counterfeit labels for bottles of a well-known fabric softener when trading standards officials walked in, a court heard.

Acting on a tip-off, consumer protection officers from Bolton Council raided Hot Print Design, on Kenyon Business Park, and found machines reeling off bogus stickers for the Comfort range, borough magistrates were told.

And when a search was conducted of the premises, off Pilkington Street, up to 1,900 such labels were recovered, which household goods giant Unilever later confirmed were fake, the court heard.

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