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Wal-Mart to remove Made in the U.S.A. labels

Staff writer |
The Federal Trade Commission has decided to close a probe of Wal-Mart Stores after the retailer voluntarily removed the "Made in the U.S.A." logos from its product listings.

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Walmart was accused of labeling products with a "Made in the USA" logo despite some of products not being made in America. The non-profit Truth in Advertising had found over 100 examples of items labeled with a "Made in the U.S.A." logo Walmart's website when actually they weren't.

The FTC had launched an investigation on Walmart following the report. The regulator has strict rules on what can be advertised as made or assembled in the U.S.A.

According to FTC, the investigation was closed after Walmart removed "Made in USA" logos from all product listings, removed country-of-origin information from all product specifications, except where required by law, removed U.S.-origin claims that appeared in product descriptions or titles and implemented a procedure to flag and remove new U.S.-origin claims made in ad copy submitted by suppliers.

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