FTC Approves Final Orders Settling Charges Against Retailers Accused of Marketing Real Fur Products as Fake Fur

The Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that retailers Neiman Marcus, DrJays.com and Eminent Inc. sold products containing real fur when they were advertised as containing “faux” fur, and that they did not identify the animal that produced the fur.  Neiman Marcus also allegedly labeled a rabbit fur product as containing mink fur, and failed to disclose the country of origin for three fur products as required by the Fur Act and the Fur Rules (formally, the Fur Products Labeling Act and the Rules and Regulations Under the Fur Products Labeling Act).

Under the settlement orders [Neiman MarcusDrJays.comEminent], the respondents are prohibited, for 20 years, from violating the Fur Act and the Fur Rules, including misrepresenting that real fur is fake or faux.

The Commission vote approving the final orders and letters to members of the public who commented was 4-0.  (Neiman Marcus , FTC File No. 0823199; DrJays.com, FTC File No. 1223063; Eminent, FTC File No. 1223065; the staff contact is Matt Wilshire, 202-326-2976.)

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