The Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that superglue peddler Chemence Inc. and company president James Cooke sold pre-labeled and pre-packaged glues with deceptive “Made in USA” claims on them. The glue was supplied to Chemence’s trade customers.
The FTC’s complaint alleging deceptive “Made in USA” claims was first announced in December 2020. As part of the final order, Chemence and Cooke are banned from making unqualified US origin claims for any product unless they can show that the product’s finale assembly or processing and all significant processing takes place in America.
Furthermore, they must show that all or virtually all ingredients or components are made and sourced in the United States. The order also requires Chemence and Cooke to notify certain 3rd-party trade customers of the order and to provide compliance reports. The Commission had a final vote of 4 to 0 to approve the final order.