The NHL is warning fans about getting stuck with counterfeit keepsakes for the Winter Classic.
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The NHL has released pictures of counterfeit merchandise they've already seized and said they will be working with local authorities as well as Homeland Security to shut down anyone who is selling the fake stuff.
Here are the tips the NHL:
- Look for the NHL hologram sticker or hangtag and a sewn-in label identifying the merchandise as "official" and authorized by the NHL.
- Shop at shop.nhl.com, the official online store of the NHL and all 30 teams, and other legitimate retailers, including official locations both inside and outside of Michigan Stadium, rather than buying questionable items from street vendors, flea markets, or other such sources.
- Beware of ripped tags, typographical errors, poor quality screen-printing, or irregular markings on apparel.
- Be suspicious of items when the price is too good to be true.