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United States of America, Plaintiff v. Axis LED Group, LLC, a limited liability company; ALG-Health LLC, a limited liability company; and Adam J. Harmon, individually and as an officer of Axis LED Group LLC and ALG-Health LLC, Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number
222 3044
Civil Action Number
Enforcement Type
Civil Penalties
Federal Court
Northern District of Ohio

Case Summary

The Federal Trade Commission referred a complaint to the Department of Justice alleging that Adam J. Harmon and two companies he controls falsely told consumers that personal protective equipment they marketed during the pandemic, as well as light fixtures they sold, were made in the United States. The complaint alleged that Harmon and ALG made numerous false and misleading claims that their PPE products were all or virtually all made in the United States, even though the products were wholly imported, or incorporated significant imported materials or subcomponents. The defendants also falsely stated that their products were U.S.-origin respirators, certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH). Under the proposed order, Harmon and his companies must: stop making deceptive U.S.-origin labeling and advertising claims, provide substantiation for all Made in USA and COVID-19-related claims, and pay a $157.683.37 civil penalty.