March 11, 2015
The FTC has posted the complete list of companies sent warning letters for selling rayon textile products in packages that advertise said products as made from bamboo. The list of retailers, which total 78, include small and large retails with both online and brick-and-mortar presences. Some of the more commonly known retailers include Amazon.com, Barney's New York, Bed Bath & Beyond, BJ's Wholesale Club, Bloomingdale's, Costco Wholesale, Garnet Hill, Gold Toe, Hanes, Isotoner, JC Penney, Jockey, Kmart, Kohl's, Land's End, Macy's, Maidenform, Nordstrom, Overstock.com, QVC, REI, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears, Shop NBC, Spiegel, Sports Authority, Target, The Gap, The Great Indoors, Tommy Bahama, Toys R' Us, Walmart and Zappos.com.
The letters, which the agency's staff sent last week, make the retailers aware of the FTC's concerns about possible mislabeling of rayon products as "bamboo," so the companies can take corrective steps to avoid Commission action. In the letter, the FTC tells the companies they should review the labeling and advertising for the textile products they are selling and remove or correct any misleading bamboo references.
The complete list can be downloaded as a PDF document from the FTC's site at http://ftc.gov
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