9923009
B257217

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

In the Matter of

BUGLE BOY INDUSTRIES, INC., a corporation.

DOCKET NO. C-3871

COMPLAINT

The Federal Trade Commission, having reason to believe that Bugle Boy Industries, Inc. ("respondent") has violated the provisions of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C.  41 et seq. (FTC Act) and the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, 15 U.S.C.  70 (Textile Act), and it appearing to the Commission that this proceeding is in the public interest, alleges:

1. Respondent is a California corporation with its principal office or place of business at 2900 North Madera Road, Simi Valley, California 93065-6230.
 
2. Respondent is a manufacturer and retail seller of clothing for men and boys. Respondent has advertised, offered for sale, sold, and distributed to the public textile products subject to the requirements of the Textile Act.
 
3. The acts and practices of respondent alleged in this complaint have been in or affecting commerce, as "commerce" is defined in Section 4 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.
 
4. Respondent has offered for sale and sold, by means of an online shopping service or catalog on the Internet, textile products subject to the requirements of the Textile Act.
 
5. Since March 16, 1998, respondent has offered for sale and sold, by means of an online shopping service or catalog on the Internet, textile products subject to the requirements of the Textile Act, without disclosing in its product descriptions whether such products were made in the U.S.A., imported, or both, thus violating 15 U.S.C.  70b(i), and implementing regulations in 16 C.F.R.  303.34 (as amended 63 Fed. Reg. 7508, 7518 (Feb. 13, 1998)).
 
6. The acts and practices of respondent as alleged in this complaint constitute unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce in violation of Section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C.  45(a).

THEREFORE, the Federal Trade Commission this second day of June, 1999, has issued this complaint against respondent.

By the Commission.

Donald S. Clark
Secretary

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