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New Counterfeit Chicken Nipple Released
Hello friends! We wanted to share a bit of news with you to keep you and your birds all safe and happy. Recently, a counterfeit poultry nipple has hit the market. The fake is made in China and looks almost identical to the original product, but is of poor quality and leaks. The pins have also been known to fall out or is almost impossible to press, posing a hazard to your birds.
The original nipples are high quality pieces made in Denmark by Columbus Aqua. They have been on the market for many years and received hundreds of 5 star reviews on Amazon. The plastic is BPA free and the pin is premium stainless steel.
A counterfeit copy was inevitable, however the duplicates do not meet the the same specifications as the original. We have ordered several of the fraudulent nipples, and found them to be very poorly made. The pins are small and hard to press or fall out easily. The o rings do not create a seal. Threads on the barrel are poorly cut. They have dangerously sharp edges. Overall they are a sub par product.
How to spot a fraud
Here is a front and back comparison of the original Columbus Aqua nipple and one of the fakes on the market, to better educate you on how to identify a generic nipple.
The Columbus Aqua has a large stainless steel pin with curved edges. The pin depresses easily. The stainless steel spring is concealed. Plastic is BPA free and lasts many years out in the sun.
The fake nipple is made of lightweight plastic. The center pin is very thin with sharp edges and is difficult to press. The spring is exposed and very stiff.
The Columbus Aqua nipple has deep cut threads in the barrel for secure mounting. The black o-ring sits in a groove for a tight seal (don’t forget we offer a leak free guarantee!). Columbus Aqua is clearly imprinted in two of the wings.
The fake nipple has shallow threads that are difficult to seal. The clear plastic gasket on the pin is flat and does not sit in a groove. Because it is flat, it does not create a tight seal and is prone to leaking. Further, there is either no brand marking or it is a generic brand.
Help! I bought a fake
If you recently ordered horizontal chicken nipples from Amazon, eBay or a website and they leak, you likely received the Chinese copy. It is that simple, as the Columbus Aqua nipples do not leak. Check the back of your poultry nipple and see if “Columbus Aqua” is printed. Please don’t get discouraged, as the original nipples are nothing like this! If you received a fake when the listing states a Columbus Aqua product should have been sent, please contact Amazon right away. Fraudulent items are becoming an increasing problem across Amazon.
Where to buy authentic Columbus Aqua nipples
If you are looking for a reputable source of the original European made Columbus Aqua nipple, look no further! Heritage Acres Market LLC is the ONLY US Distributor of Columbus Aqua. We are so confident in the quality of these nipples that we even offer a lifetime leak free guarantee. If they leak, we will replace them for free!
We offer genuine nipples through various vendors. You may purchase them here: