Trio of retailers to settle FTC "faux" fur charges

AP News
Posted: Mar 19, 2013 10:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FTC says that a trio of retailers, including Neiman Marcus, have agreed to settle charges that they falsely claimed certain products were made of "faux" fur, when they actually contained real fur.

In addition to the upscale department store operator, the retailers include Inc. and Eminent Inc., doing business as Revolve Clothing.

The Federal Trade Commission says the companies also violated federal laws by not naming the animal that the fur came from.

The FTC also charged that The Neiman Marcus Group Inc. falsely claimed that a rabbit fur product had mink fur, and failed to disclose the fur country of origin for three fur products.

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Under the proposed settlement, the retailers would be prohibited from violating the laws for 20 years.