Counterfeit Warning

04/23/2018 • Counterfeit Warning



Daniels Manufacturing Corporation (DMC) has become aware of counterfeit Mil-Spec crimp tools that are being advertised by non-qualified and unauthorized sources. This situation is potentially hazardous for the entire aerospace community, DOD and maintainers of electrical wiring interconnect systems.

Many of these counterfeits bear the M22520 Mil-Spec number, DMC logo, DMC part numbers, DMC CAGE code (11851) and appear almost identical to genuine DMC qualified products as listed on the Qualified Products Database (QPD) and Qualified Products List (QPL).

These products are COUNTERFEIT and not approved or qualified under MIL DTL 22520 and other specifications that apply. GIDEP SAFE-ALERT F9Y-S-17-01A and F9Y-S-17-02A have been issued to alert industry of the fraudulent misrepresentations.


  • Avoid purchasing DMC products from unauthorized sources
  • Avoid buying product on marketplaces such as Amazon,, Alibaba and eBay,
  • Avoid purchasing items marked used or refurbished. If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is
  • Contact us if you have a question about purchasing one of our products.

DMC’s technical support and warranty are provided solely for authentic DMC products. We cannot reimburse you for, repair, or replace counterfeit products, but are actively pursuing action against all counterfeiters. Any information about counterfeit product that you can provide will help our efforts. If you suspect that you have purchased a counterfeit item, please report it to us by contacting us.

For more information, please download our GIDEP-Alert notice here.  Thank you.