The wireless headphones violated trademarks that “protected Apple configuration” recorded with CBP, the release said.
The headphones, inspected by CBP on May 6, came in boxes labeled “Elite Pods,” and included headphones and a case that looked similar to real AirPods. The three shipments were headed toward Dayton, Kentucky, and were seized on May 11 and 13, the release said.
CBP said the value of the headphones was declared to be $5,280; however, they could have been sold for $7.16 million if they were genuine AirPods.
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Source: CNN – US News