Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Amazon.com Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Amazon.com
Penalty: 
$455,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
January 3, 2013
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Amazon.com, Inc.; Leon Max, Inc.; Macy's, Inc.; and Sears, Roebuck and Co. and its Kmart subsidiaries, Kmart Corporation and Kmart.com, agreed to pay penalties totaling $1.26 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated the Textile Products Identification Act (Textile Act) and the FTC's Textile Rules by labeling and advertising products sold in stores and online as made of bamboo, while they actually were made of rayon.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Trade Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Washington
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-internet
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Parent company note: 
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