Anything is possible when looking for profit, once manufacturing is jobed out to China even the factory would possible look at using fake components, it's just the nature of the market. A great insight into manufacturing in China is the book, Poorly Made in China by Paul Midler.
Bypassing Western regulations such as CE certfication and other safety regulations happens without restraint in some of these manufacturing houses.
Bulk Buying will allow significant savings, yet some companies do not care.
Then there is the question, the fakes pots may just be as good as the real thing, who knows, just the Chinese don't care much about Brand names and if they can make it cheaper, they will.