FTC Forces Accessory Marketer to Drop 'Made in USA' Claims

E.K. Ekcessories agrees to discontinue false marketing

Labeling a product "made in the USA" may appeal to a consumer's patriotism, but it better be true. A maker of iPhone accessories, bottle holders, lens cleaners, dog collars, leashes and other outdoor items agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission for falsely promoting its products as "truly made in the USA," or as the FTC's Lesley Fair put it, turning its claims into a "Yankee Doodle Don't".

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