Retailers playing fast and loose with construction claims
April 27, 2011,
Amazon is offering a polyester sheet set it labels as "Egyptian Quality 1200 Count Luxury Solid Sheet Set." The price: $27.00. The product description identifies the construction as "100 percent Egyptian Quality micro fiber."
Similarly, Restoration Hardware this spring has trumpeted a line of "Vintage Washed Belgian Linen Bedding," which packaging reveals to have been made in India. The Belgian claim is made because the threads were "made from Belgian flax seeds."
Since more "pants on fire" product is surely headed to stores, HTT invites its readers to share with us examples of misleading or fraudulent claims they're finding in the marketplace. Email them to editor-in-chief Jennifer Marks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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