Buyers warned off re-branded Kosmos product at Toy Fair

Published on: 20th January 2012

New Toy Fair exhibitor, Thames & Kosmos, is warning UK retailers to steer clear of buying re-branded Kosmos product at the show next week.

Thames & Kosmos UK confirmed that it holds the exclusive distribution rights for the Thames & Kosmos and Kosmos range of educational science and technology kits for kids in the UK and Ireland.

‘We’ve been told that another distributor is incorrectly selling these products in the UK without holding any type of license for this region,” said Thames director, Joanna Drage. “From what we understand the Kosmos products on show have been re-packaged and re-branded and are not cleared for distribution in the UK or Ireland market.

“We’ve issued this statement to prevent any inconvenience for buyers during Toy Fair who may place orders for Thames and Kosmos or Kosmos products from companies other than ourselves.  Such orders will not be fulfilled.

“To be honest, we were really looking forward to our first Toy Fair next week and this is not what we need. Fortunately, the Kosmos licensing director will be on our stand next week and we’ll be able to sort this whole thing out.”

Retailers wishing to clarify the situation should contact Joanna at:


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