State law could kill ‘Made in USA’ label
August 2, 2013 Leave a comment
‘Joblessness and dysfunctional government go hand in hand’
While the other 49 states adhere to federal standards allowing a product to carry the “Made in the USA” label if it is substantially manufactured in the U.S., California alone requires a product be 100-percent American made. Not a pin, not a screw can be made anywhere else.
In fact, in 2011 California’s Supreme Court affirmed in Kwikset v. Benson that the company Kwikset could be sued for using the label on one of its locks because the screws in it were manufactured in Mexico.
Far from protecting American manufacturers and consumers, however, even the Made in USA Foundation is warning California’s law is…
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