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N&K TRADING INC - N&K TRADING INC - Fraud by Importer, Drop Shipper, and many alias dealer
Posted on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 at 5:28pm CDT by Loki ..
Product: small electronics and other items
Company: N&K TRADING INC
Location: 1980 US HIGHWAY 1, Building #3
NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ, 08902-4418, US
Category: Computers, Software
note: This is the same complaint also filed under N & K GROUP LLC (with a few added notes). That one is their official corporate name in NJ records, and this one uses their name as filed in NJ tax registration records. Alibaba lists Mr. Randy Chen as CEO, at Telephone: 0-347-566-1666 That appears to be a NYC based Google Voice number, that he may forward to other personal or office numbers (but preceded by one, not zero, from the USA). There is a state index record of a corporate name change in 2008, but details aren't viewable online.
My purchase of a fraudulent label laptop battery, that was also a minor manufacturing defect, from an Amazon drop ship reseller, led to noticing a company operating with many names itself, plus via third party victim dealers. This complaint lists the official corporate name obtained searching Secretary of State legal records.
Products with a sticker that has "YALL" followed by a number, or sold via TMall.com, are easy to identify as this company. Unfortunately, most people who buy unsafe, defective, or fraudulently labelled items via drop ship sellers will not know this source until they see a shipper address as listed above. Test any products carefully, and file complaints while eBay, Amazon, or charge card fraud protections are still in force, not after noticing products fail early and never performer properly, or had safety issues like examples below.
This company is a classic case of stereotypes against "Chinks" not being bigotry, but sadly, a national norm that harms honest Chinese, when it's common for some of their businesses to consider it normal to sell products with blatant frauds of many forms, and documents that support those frauds as if product specs.
A check of a Pacific Rim escrow trading source, and NJ corporate records, show the real company using many online names of its own, plus drop shipping via TMart.com (its own dba) and a huge range of third party victim dealers on eBay and Amazon:
"NNK Trading Co. Ltd established in November, 2012 in NJ of Unite Stated, is both an international trading corporation which bases its business model on e-commerce platform and an enterprise group engaged in software development services."
Mr. Randy Chen, contact
Legal Form: Private Orgnization
Registration No.: 0400465744
Issuing Authority: New Jersey DOR
Name: Xiao Bai (Daisy) Li
Job Title: Business Relationship VP
Business Name -- Entity ID -- City -- Type -- Original Filing Date
N & K GROUP LLC 0600260590 NORTH BRUNSWICK LLC 02/2006
Several of their dba aliases do not show up as registered, as required by NJ law, but this does appear to be a NJ corporation that can be prosecuted for criminal and civil fraud by the NJ Attorney General, and subjected to US Customs, FTC (consumer fraud, by mis-labelling, and selling home audio equipment with fraudulent spec's), FCC (for some electronics lacking Part 15 certifications), and other regulatory investigations and penalties.
Note that the terms at the bottom of their www.TMart.com site claim they're not responsible for items that have false spec's. What arrogant lies, as if they import and sell in the US, that's patently not true, and they need help with that lesson.
Their Web site lists a LOT of battery packs claiming 2600 mAH LiIon cells (in series/parallel), that are likely manufacturing reject 4400 mAH cells with more than 10% below that actual capacity. (That's what they shipped me.)
They list a 120 watt USB powered speaker set, noting that USB ports have 2.5 watts available.
They list several home stereo amps, and obviously fake spec's, an area of law with fairly specific legal standards due to historic use of odd condition spec's by US companies that weren't even the kind of outright fictions this company sells.
They list some small harmonicas, that are actually nice (but overpriced) items (of which I've given several from other sources to friends). However, they list them as good for kids, despite small parts that are exactly what triggers CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) mandated recalls. Adults only items, or kids over 5 or 10.
This company is also very sleazy towards its own drop shippers. They contract to not use packaging or invoices that identify their brand, but they insert flyers for TMart into drop shipments for 3rd party sellers.
Also of note, is that their corporate existence dates from 2006, but their Alibaba info states they were new in Fall 2012. This company needs a shitstorm of consumer complaints to state and Federal regulators, and to see major shipments of fraudulently labelled merchandise seized by Customs, plus to face penalties from state and Federal fines and prosecutions.
The main problem for customers is that they use so many names, and act as a drop shipper for even more, that they're hard to identify before making a purchase.
At least now everyone has the real name of the company involved, whose corporate officers can be identified, and for use in any legal actions or complaints with relevant government law enforcement.
Registration No.: 0400465744
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
BUSINESS REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE
Taxpayer Name: N&K TRADING INC
Address: 1980 US HIGHWAY 1
NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ 08902-4418
Certificate Number: 1689727
Effective Date: January 23, 2012
Date of Issuance: April 06, 2013
Noted on their Import/export site, but not on their US retail one, noting both offer international shipments, is this and similar LASERs:
That kind of product is illegal to sell in the USA, Europe, and other places that have LASER safety requirements for labels identifying higher power devices as such, safety interlocks, or licensing of sales and users as competent to not seriously injure someone. It's legal to sell here only with FDA & FCC specified technical and regulatory compliance and functions that unit and others similarly listed clearly do not have.
That makes at least 5 US Federal agencies, plus state prosecutors, who have jurisdiction to teach this company some lessons.