Beware of counterfeit Scrubba wash bags

Beware of counterfeit Scrubba wash bags

At Scrubba we pride ourselves on making high quality innovate travel and camping gear and we back all our products with our 12 month warranty.  All genuine Scrubba products are manufactured under the direction of our company Calibre8 Pty Ltd.

Scrubba wash bags and other Scrubba products are protected by our copyrights and registered patents, designs and trade marks.

Counterfeit Scrubba wash bags sold on Temu - November 2023

In November 2023, 630 fake Scrubba wash bags were sold on the Temu platform by a seller called JOYRAVO before the listing was taken down for intellectual property violations.  These counterfeit products violated our registered trade marks, registered patents, copyright in our promotional imges, copyright on our packaging and product artwork, passing off and other laws. Action is being taken against Temu and JOYRAVO for their unlawful or criminal actions

The products sold on Temu are not genuine Scrubba wash bags and purchasers should seek a refund from Temu or file a bank charge back against them.  If you have been gifted a counterfeit Scrubba wash bag, you should request that the purchaser seek a refund. While the counterfeiters have copies most aspects of the product, the counterfeit is clearly identifiable by the long air release valve shown in the image below.  The longer valve on the counterfeit Scrubba wash bag may vary in colour though black or green is common.

 image showing larger valve on counterfeit Scrubba wash bag

Purchasing Scrubba wash bags from our websites (, and or from Amazon ensures that you are purchasing genuine Scrubba wash bags. Scrubba wash bags sold on Amazon are labelled at our factory with Transparency stickers.  These stickers are scanned and matched to Amazon Transparency database to verify they are genuine Scrubba wash bags.  Any counterfeits won't be allowed in Amazon warehouses or be sold on Amazon.

Sellers on marketplaces other than Amazon (e.g. Ebay) are not authorised sellers of new Scrubba products.  While we do encourage sale of secondhand Scrubba wash bags to give them another life, purchasers should verify that the seller is selling genuine secondhand Scrubba wash bags.  

The counterfeits sold on Temu were sold well below cost.  A Wired article estimates that Temu is losing an average of USD30 per order.  Speculation is rife whether their annual loss of $588 million to $954 million each year is a play for market share or a security play to download spyware onto phones through the Temu app (Grizzy Research).  US Congress is investigating Temu for allegations of forced labour and other issues (NY Times).


If you would like assistance in determining whether you have a genuine Scrubba wash bag, please contact us at

Thanks for your continued support of the Scrubba brand.

Ash Newland

Managing Director and Patent Attorney

Scrubba by Calibre8