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Fake Breathalyzers - THE TRUTH.
In the past 6 months there has been a huge increase in the number of cheap Chinese novelty alcohol testers being sold as actual Breathalyzers - worse still, they've been advertised as "Police Breathalyzers", "Professional Breathalyzers" and referred to as "highly accurate" with "hi-tech sensors" and similar references.
These claims are completely false!
UK Police Breathalysers have to be certified by the Home Office and cost upwards of £800; these toys are being sold on Amazon, Ebay and similar market-place based websites for as little as £12.50 - to an unsuspecting public who have no idea that the claims of "Police" and "Professional" are totally false and misleading.
These devices have been tested by several laboratories including our own workshops . They give random readings that can be anything from a fraction of the true alcohol levels (in some cases zero, when the level should have been above the UK limit) to positive readings from fresh air; and the "readings" they give are completely meaningless.
Featured on BBC - Fake Britain, 26th November 2015
What are AlcoDigital doing?
What should customers do?
What about the Breathalyzers that AlcoDigital sell?
Our Personal Digital Breathalyzers are all extensively tested in our own laboratories and their accuracy is clearly stated on each listing; this accuracy is guaranteed by the manufacturers and in many cases they have a range of approvals including the US DoT standards. Unfortunately there are no UK accuracy standards for personal breathalyzers but as the UK's leading supplier and having been in the Breathalyzer business since 2002 we uphold the highest standards with every product we sell - and we don't hide behind Chinese firewalls and box addresses!