The CBP confiscated 350 wristbands, from a shipment which arrived on December 4, 2015. The delivery came from Hong Kong, and was seized by the agency on January 4, 2016. The CBP did not specify the particular type of wristbands involved.
The agency estimates that if the 350 wearables were genuine, this would have retailed for an estimated total of $35,000, or $100 per wristband.
"Intellectual property rights enforcement is a CBP priority trade issue, and a mission that we take very seriously," said Susan Stranieri, CBP port director for the Area Port of Philadelphia, in a statement, adding that the CBP would continue to work closely with its partners to investigate and seize any fake merchandise which poses a danger to U.S. consumers.
U.S. customs did not reveal in its statement whether any arrests had been made, however, said that the theft of intellectual property and trading forged merchandise was a threat to the U.S.'s "economic vitality and national security".