Humane Society Requests FTC Action Against Retailers That Sold Real Fur Advertised As "faux" Fur

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The Humane Society of the United States is asking the Federal Trade Commission to bring action against 17 retailers who they allege sold real fur merchandise but advertised it as faux fur. The retailers include Amazon.com Inc. , Kohl's Corp. , Nordstrom Inc. , Ross Stores and Neiman Marcus.The items included 37 styles of apparel and accessories that the Humane Society said included fur from racoon dogs, a member of the dog family, rabbits and coyotes. The violations occurred between December 2011 and December 2015. The Humane Socety says the sale of these items is a violation of a number of regulations including the Fur Products Labeling Act and, in some cases, cease-and-desist orders that are already in place. Violations can lead to up to one year in jail and/or fines of up to $40,000.

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