API Warns of Fraudulent Certification Marks
Aug. 20, 2021—The American Petroleum Institute has issued a warning that several oil and lube products are falsely displaying an API certification mark.
The API has identified more than 20 products in the U.S. and 40 products in total that "have not been approved by API as meeting any API engine oil standard and are not eligible to display the API certification marks," according to the API website.
WARNING! API has found motor oils in the marketplace that are displaying API Certification Marks without API's authorization.— Motor Oil Matters (@MotorOilMatters) August 18, 2021
For more information and to view the specific list of those in violation, https://t.co/zIsQL8aPtc
A full list of the products is available on the API's website.