Amazon destroyed more than 2 million counterfeit products last year
Amazon destroyed more than 2 million suspected counterfeit products that third-party sellers sent to its fulfillment centers last year as part of a crackdown on counterfeit merchandise on its website.
The numbers were released Monday in Amazon's first report documenting the company's efforts to block counterfeits from appearing on its online marketplace.
The report comes amid growing scrutiny from lawmakers, brands and shoppers over counterfeit products appearing on Amazon. Brands have complained about their goods being targets for counterfeiters on the site and some items have turned up as dangerous for consumers.