FTC, puck seller, and backpack company face off on Made in USA claims

Bureau of Consumer Protection. Business Alerts From the Federal Trade Commission

By Lesley Fair

The FTC just announced a Made in USA hat trick: two proposed settlements and a final order arising from allegedly deceptive claims by a New York hockey puck seller, a California-based backpack business, and an online mattress company. The message for marketers? Given the importance of country-of-origin representations to many consumers, companies can expect the FTC to call offsides on misleading Made in USA claims.

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