Fur Products Labeling Act

Rule/Law:

15 U.S.C. §§ 69-69j, as amended

This statute requires that articles of apparel made of fur be labeled, and that invoices and advertising for furs and fur products specify, among other things, the true English name of the animal from which the fur was taken, and whether the fur is dyed or used. The Act also requires the Commission to issue a Fur Product Name Guide. The statute was amended by the Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-313, 124 Stat. 3326), which eliminates the statute's exemption for products containing only small quantities or values of fur, and creates a narrow exemption for fur products sold by hunters or trappers in specified circumstances.