Well it looks like Hong Kong is manufacturing counterfeit CAT's being sold as E-CAT's.
When looked at side-by-side, they are almost indistinguishable from the real thing. So much so, that a guide on how to tell the difference, complete with pictures, has been created by the makers of the CAT.
1.The Element Cat (E-CAT) is a very carefully made counterfeit CAT tourniquet.If you've recently purchased one, I suggest you read the guide and make sure you have the real thing. The fake one will not tighten the tourniquet.
2.It is manufactured in Hong Kong for $8.50 (USD) per item.
3.There are no limits to the number that can be purchased.
4.They are available on the internet, and anyone can purchase them.
5.They were designed to look, feel and act like a CAT (GEN III).
6.They ARE a counterfeit tourniquet.
It's a PDF file so you'll have to download it here.
h/t WyoThreeper for emailing me the link.