There is a guy in Canada who bought some of Ruth's stainless steel stoppers and then proceeded to manufacture and sell them. He recently was caught selling them to someone in the U.S. Ruth said he has already heard from the Custom agents and her attorney.
His name is Donald Fontaine and his web site is http://www.dfi-stainless-steel.com/
I hope I am not violating any rules by posting this here. Ruth has worked hard and long with developing her stopper. The original thread can be seen at: