FTC Approves Final Consent Settling Charges that Made in USA Brand, LLC Deceived Consumers

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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that a company providing a “Made in USA” certification seal to marketers did so without verifying the companies’ Made in USA claims, or disclosing that the companies had certified themselves.

Related Article: Made in USA Brand, LLC Agrees to Drop Deceptive Certification Claims

First announced in July 2014, the settlement prohibits Made in USA Brand, LLC’s deceptive claims, and bars the company from providing the marketers it certifies with the means to deceive consumers.

The Commission vote to approve the final order in this case was 5-0. (FTC File No. 142 3121; the staff contact is Frank Gorman, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-2156)

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