Monday, August 1, 2016

FTC Boosts Fines for Violation of Wool and Textile Acts

On June 30, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission published in the Federal Register Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty Amounts.

Effective August 1, 2016, the maximum penalties for violation of the Textile Fiber Product Identification Act or the Wool Product Labeling Act are increasing. The Federal Trade Commission Act provides various remedies for these violations. The Commission may issue an administrative order prohibiting the act or practice that violates the FTC Act. For violators of an administrative order the maximum civil penalties has gone up to $40,000 from $16,000 for each violation. Each instance of mislabeling under the Textile and Wool Acts is considered a separate violation.

The maximum penalty for failure by wool manufacturers to maintain required records increased from $210 to $525 per day.

Read more at Fashion Compliance Blog.

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