You want to support the U.S. economy, so you look for a "Made in the USA" label when you go shopping. Yet, federal regulators say some of those labels were deceptively used to boost business.
A Federal Trade Commission (FTC), complaint found labels issued by an Ohio company—Made in the USA Brand, LLC—had "significant imported content." The company licensed its Made in USA certification mark to any business that paid the $250 to $2,000 annual fee, according to the complaint.
On Tuesday, the company agreed to settle the FTC charges that it deceived consumers by allowing companies to use the seal without independently verifying that products were made in the U.S.