In January 2021, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against Royal Appliance Manufacturing for allegedly falsely marketing Hoover vacuum cleaners as made in the USA when, according to plaintiffs, parts used in the vacuums are from China. According to the complaint, the qualifying language “with globally sourced components” in the made in the USA label is inadequate because the text is “much smaller, [and] less conspicuous.” (Sibirtzeff et al v. Royal Appliance Mfg. Co.
, Case No. 21-cv-192, S.D.N.Y.)
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