New Balance Athletics, Inc. is settling a class action brought under California consumer protection laws. The complaint alleged that some of the company’s shoes are advertised as being “Made in USA” when up to 30% of the materials in them is made elsewhere.
The McIlhenny Company is agreeing to settle a class action alleging it should not have described its Tabasco sauce as being “Made in USA.” The complaint claims that the company violated California laws in making this claim on its packaging, labeling, and promotional materials because some of the ingredients came from foreign sources.
Consumer Reports has found that American consumers are willing to pay more for products made in the USA, because of “a belief in American quality and safety” and because they believe those purchases support American workers and the economy.
The plaintiff in this class action alleges that RHG & Company, Inc., doing business as Vital Nutrients, falsely labeled and advertised some of its products as being made in the USA, even though some of their components were sourced outside the USA.
The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Universal Nutrition violated California state law by improperly labeling and selling its products as being “Made Proudly in the USA,” when, in fact, the products are not made in the United States.
This lawsuit alleges that the H.J. Heinz and Kraft Heinz Companies violated California’s consumer protection laws by labeling their products as “manufactured in the U.S.A.” when the products contained foreign components.