Thank you for the response, and I hope people don't view my post the wrong way. I am a big fan of Surefire, and I buy their lights whenever the situation permits, as well as any other US-made products. I think that occasional criticism is necessary for the industry to thrive. I will try to write them an Email to inquire about the circumstances I have.Just my observation on the possibility of fake items (including lights and knives). Usually for clones to appear, the item has to be high value, high demand, and been released for a period of time.
While the EDC2-DFT has been out long enough for cloning factories to set up tooling to make the item, I believe the price point ($200-ish) and demand doesn't currently drive an incentive for them to do so. Many of the cloned lights I've seen are in excess of $300 and there's a huge demand over supply for them. One of many examples is Barrel flashlights being cloned by Maeerxu; also Hankos are commonly cloned.
A quick search of the availability of a clone for this light didn't show anyone buying one or finding them on Chinese sale sites (yet).
I would say you likely have a genuine item, but maybe just a bad example.