The Choice of Professionals

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Counterfeits are a concern for all of us.

Find out how to ensure you're purchasing an authentic 3M™ Littmann® Stethoscope.

We fight counterfeits because there’s too much at stake.

  • Part of our commitment to your success as a caregiver is combatting the selling and manufacturing of counterfeit Littmann stethoscopes. Why? Because we know there’s a lot on the line.

    It’s the well-being of your patients.

    They count on you to accurately monitor, assess and diagnose their ailments. Missing a vital piece of information could hamper their care and recovery.

    It’s your professional success.

    Having the most accurate information about your patients will help you provide better care. Using a counterfeit Littmann stethoscope could hinder your professional growth.

    It’s our trusted brand name.

    People buy our high-quality products because they rely on the high performance and outstanding acoustics our stethoscopes deliver to help them be the best caregivers they can be.

    Don’t put your patients at risk. Get your stethoscope from a 3M Littmann Authorized Dealer

Know the Signs

Spotting a counterfeit Littmann stethoscope isn’t always easy. That’s why it’s so important to know what to look for when shopping for a Littmann stethoscope. Keep in mind that it’s often a combination of things to be wary of—we’ve listed some of the most common signs here.

  • Icon image of a shopping cart with an X over it to indicate that an item is no longer available for purchase
    Warning sign: A limited selection.

    3M Littmann Authorized Dealers carry a broad range of Littmann stethoscopes, including different models with a range of finishes and tubing colors.

  • Icon image of a laptop with a question mark in the middle to indicate a product that has disappeared from an ecommerce platform
    Warning sign: Counterfeiters appear on e-commerce platforms for a short time.

    This makes it less likely the seller will be responsive or have reviews. It also means that there probably isn’t much information available on the seller. 3M Littmann Authorized Dealers are knowledgeable and helpful. They’ll be responsive and help guide you to find the right Littmann stethoscope.

  • Icon image of a shopping tag that says 75% off to indicate a product that is on sale.
    Warning sign: Counterfeiters rely on deals, speed and often omit markings or misspell words.

    If the price sounds “too good to be true,” it probably is. We take pride in creating high-performance stethoscopes with outstanding acoustics. This craftsmanship takes time and has value—finding a substantial discount should be a concern.

If they’re Authorized, it’s authentic.

  • 3M Littmann logo with the text Authorized Dealer

    You can buy your Littmann stethoscope with confidence by purchasing from a 3M Littmann Authorized Dealer. Only these trusted partners have earned the right to display the Authorized Dealer badge on their site or in their stores and be listed at

    Don’t put your patients’ care and your professional reputation at risk. Find a 3M Littmann Authorized Dealer today and make sure your Littmann stethoscope is as authentic as you are.

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