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Lions Not Sheep

The Federal Trade Commission sued apparel company Lions Not Sheep Products, LLC, and its owner Sean Whalen for falsely claiming that its imported apparel is Made in USA. According to the FTC’s complaint, the company added phony Made in USA labels to clothing and accessories imported from China and other countries. The FTC’s proposed order requires Lions Not Sheep and Whalen to stop making bogus Made in USA claims, come clean about foreign production, and pay a monetary judgment. On July 28, 2022, the Commission announced the final consent agreement in this matter.

Type of Action
Federal
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
222 3023
Case Status
Pending

Kohl's Inc., U.S. v.

The FTC sued Kohl’s, Inc. and Walmart, Inc. for falsely marketing dozens of rayon textile products as bamboo. Both companies also are charged with making deceptive environmental claims, touting that the “bamboo” textiles were made using ecofriendly processes, while in reality converting bamboo into rayon requires the use of toxic chemicals and results in hazardous pollutants. The court orders settling the complaint require the companies to stop making deceptive green claims or using other misleading advertising, and pay penalties of $2.5 million and $3 million, respectively.

Type of Action
Federal
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
2023171
Case Status
Pending

Walmart, U.S. v.

The FTC sued Kohl’s, Inc. and Walmart, Inc. for falsely marketing dozens of rayon textile products as bamboo. Both companies also are charged with making deceptive environmental claims, touting that the “bamboo” textiles were made using ecofriendly processes, while in reality converting bamboo into rayon requires the use of toxic chemicals and results in hazardous pollutants. The court orders settling the complaint require the companies to stop making deceptive green claims or using other misleading advertising, and pay penalties of $2.5 million and $3 million, respectively.

Type of Action
Federal
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
2023173
Case Status
Pending

Fashion Nova, LLC, In the Matter of

Online fashion retailer Fashion Nova, LLC is prohibited from suppressing customer reviews of its products and required to pay $4.2 million to settle FTC allegations that the company blocked negative reviews of its products from being posted to its website

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
192 3138
Case Status
Pending