ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The federal government alleges a company incorrectly advertised that its goods were crafted in the USA when they were not.
The United States of America filed a complaint on April 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against iSpring Water Systems LLC, Zhuangyong Chen and Pearl Cal alleging false and deceptive claims.
The suit states iSpring is a Georgia limited liability company that promotes or offers for sale water filtration systems and parts online.
The suit states a commission order was settled in April 2017 over charges that iSpring represented that its products were "all or virtually all made in the United States" even though most of its products are imported.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant and its officers, Chen and Cai, violated the commission order and made false, deceptive or unsubstantiated U.S.-origin claims on its imported products. The suit states around March 2018, the defendants disseminated advertisements or promotional materials stating imported products were "Made in USA" or "Designed and crafted in USA."
The plaintiff is seeking monetary penalties and other relief as is deemed fit. The plaintiff is represented by attorneys with the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia case number 1:19-CV-01620