Imitation can be flattering, but not when it comes to AAP publications like the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) and the Red Book. Pediatricians have reported receiving counterfeit versions of these texts when they purchased them online from third-party sellers.
The AAP has been made aware of a large number of counterfeit 7th edition NRP textbooks within the marketplace. Imposter texts may have missing pages, slanted or blurry type, incorrect colors and inaccurate information that can lead to errors in patient care.
Buyers should beware of:
- Books listed as “new” but sold at a much lower price than other copies.
- “Used but in new condition” books.
- New marketplace storefronts. Counterfeiters often open new accounts due to copyright enforcement by publishers.
The AAP is unable to reimburse the cost of or replace counterfeit copies. If purchasing a product sold by an online retailer such as Amazon.com, look for messaging indicating “ships from and sold by Amazon.com.” Products sold this way offer more protections to buyers than products sold on the website by third-party sellers.
To guarantee a genuine AAP-produced resource, purchase directly from the AAP at https://shop.aap.org.