UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BEFORE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

In the Matter of

JORE CORPORATION, a corporation.

DOCKET NO.

COMPLAINT

The Federal Trade Commission, having reason to believe that Jore Corporation ("respondent") has violated the provisions of the Federal Trade Commission Act, and it appearing to the Commission that this proceeding is in the public interest, alleges:

1. Respondent Jore Corporation is a Montana corporation with its principal office or place of business at 45000 Highway 93 South, Ronan, Montana 59864.

2. Respondent has manufactured, advertised, labeled, offered for sale, sold, and distributed products to the public, including power tool accessories.


3. The acts and practices of respondents 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 disseminated or has caused to be disseminated packaging for certain of its products, including but not necessarily limited to the attached Exhibits A through C. The packaging contains the following statements or depictions:

A. Craftsman Speed-Lok, 7/16" Hex Shank Wood Boring Bit ("), Exhibit A
 
"Made in USA"
 
B. Craftsman Speed-Lok, 7/16" Hex Shank Wood Boring Bit (1"), Exhibit B
 
"Made in USA"
 
C. Stanley/JoreTech Fast Change Power Drilling and Driving Set, Exhibit C
 
 "Made in USA" in immediate conjunction with American flag (on front and two side panels)
In small print on back of package, "Made in USA with Domestic and Global Components"

5. Through the means described in Paragraph 4, notwithstanding the inconspicuous statement "Made in USA with Domestic and Global Components," respondent has represented, expressly or by implication, that certain of its power tool accessories are made in the United States, i.e., that all, or virtually all, of the component parts of such power tool accessories are made in the United States, and that all, or virtually all, of the labor in manufacturing such power tool accessories is performed in the United States.

6. In truth and in fact, a significant portion of the components of certain of respondent's power tool accessories is, or has been, of foreign origin. Therefore, the representation set forth in Paragraph 5 was, and is, false or misleading.

7. Respondent has disseminated or has caused to be disseminated packaging for certain of its products, including but not necessarily limited to the attached Exhibits D and E. The packaging contain the following statements:

A. Stanley/JoreTech " Hex Shank Wood Boring Bit (5/8"), Exhibit D
 
"Made in USA with Domestic and Global Components"
 
B. Stanley/JoreTech " Hex Shank Wood Boring Bit (7/8"), Exhibit E
 
"Made in USA with Domestic and Global Components"

8. Through the means described in Paragraph 7, respondent has represented, expressly or by implication, that certain of its power tool accessories are made in the United States with domestic and imported components.

9. In truth and in fact, these products do not contain domestic components. Therefore, the representation set forth in Paragraph 8 was, and is, false or misleading.

10. The acts and practices of respondents 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.

THEREFORE, the Federal Trade Commission this __ day of __________ 2001, has issued this complaint against respondents.

By the Commission.

Donald S. Clark
Secretary

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