I have received a number of emails from resellers of STa"M in the United States since my post last Wednesday, where I wrote a warning about forged mezuzos. I also included a picture of the forged mezuzos, which I received by email from a reseller in the United States (who asked me to publicise on the forum that they are forged.)
One of the forum members posted the associated news story in the comments section of that post - namely that they had come from a forger's ring in Ashkelon. There may be other forgers doing the same thing.
Through the emails I received, I now know that quite a number of Frum / Heimishe American sofrim and dealers were unsuspectingly sold this mezuzah under the name "Weiss" or "Viess"- and possibly some other names. There may also be other forged mezuzos from the same source.
Some of the questions I have been asked include :
1) Do I have to recall these mezuzos if I sold them?
2) If yes, do I have to recall only this particular mezuzah or also others I bought from the same distributor?
3) Should I stop buying from the distributor I got them from, as he may have other forged items he is selling me (knowingly or unknowingly)?
4) Am I obligated to tell others in the industry who I got the forged mezuzos from and what they may look like?
I don't know how the situation is being dealt with in Eretz Yisroel since I run a forum in English and all my emails came from English speaking sofrim in the US. This mezuzah never made it to Australia, so B"H I did not have to deal with these questions personally.
I was therefore wondering if any one knows how this is being dealt with by Daas Torah and what the correct answers are for the questions raised above.