The Automotive Lift Institute, Inc. (ALI), reports that it has found counterfeit lift inspection labels in New York City and Long Island with records going back to at least 2016.
In recent months, various vehicle service lifts have been reported to display counterfeit inspection labels bearing ALI’s Certified Lift Inspector mark.
The ALI says that the counterfeit labels, affixed to lift equipment, leads shop owners, service technicians, government agency (Department of Transportation) inspectors, and occupational health and safety officials to believe that an inspection performed by an ALI certified inspector had occurred. These fraudulent labels resemble ALI’s annual inspection label but have been applied by a company that is not affiliated with ALI in any way.
The organization emphasizes that representation of ALI’s registered mark on labels such as the one in the image provided is not authorized and advises that automotive lifts bearing the label depicted should have this label removed immediately, and the lift should be re-inspected by a qualified lift inspector.
The ALI says that as of now there have been no reports of damage or injury presented to ALI related to this counterfeit inspection service. The labels were found in multiple automotive shop facilities throughout Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Long Island. Consumers with lifts bearing these labels are advised to contact ALI immediately and seek out inspection services from a qualified lift inspector.
To locate the ALI Certified Inspector nearest to you, visit the Directory of ALI Certified Lift Inspection Providers at www.autolift.org/find-a-certified-auto-lift-inspector/.