Williams Sonoma Fined Over $3 Million After Labeling Chinese-Made Merchandise American Made

Williams-Sonoma has been ordered to pay more than $3 million in civil penalties after falsely claiming its products were made in the United States when they were actually made in China.

“Williams-Sonoma claimed its products were made in the United States even though they were made in China,” FTC Chair Lina M. Khan said. “Williams-Sonoma’s deception misled consumers and harmed honest American businesses.”

The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced in a press release on Friday that the company agreed to a $3,175,387 settlement.

“Today’s record-setting civil penalty makes clear that firms committing Made-in-USA fraud will not get a free pass,” Khan said.

The Justice Department and the FTC claim that William-Sonoma Inc. violated the terms of a 2020 FTC order requiring the retailer to tell the truth about where the products are made.

In addition to the fine, the store was required to admit the truth about their alleged lies about their product’s manufacturing.