Copyright 2015, Agathon Associates, Consultants in Textiles and Trade, Blog by David Trumbull
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
FTC Approves Final Orders Settling Charges Against Retailers Accused of Marketing Real Fur Products as Fake Fur
The United States Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has approved final orders settling charges that retailers Neiman Marcus, DrJays.com and Eminent Inc. sold products containing real fur when they were advertised as containing "faux" fur, and that they did not identify the animal that produced the fur. Neiman Marcus also allegedly labeled a rabbit fur product as containing mink fur, and failed to disclose the country of origin for three fur products as required by the Fur Act and the Fur Rules (formally, the Fur Products Labeling Act and the Rules and Regulations Under the Fur Products Labeling Act). For more information see the release on the FTC website by clicking here.