Musician: U.S. Customs Destroyed 13 Of My Flutes

Musician: U.S. Customs Destroyed 13 Of My Flutes

United Airlines only broke one of Dave Carroll’s guitars and got heaps of bad publicity for it. It couldn’t get worse than wrecking an expensive instrument belonging to a working musician, could it? How about destroying thirteen hand-carved instruments belonging to a professional musician? That’s what U.S. Customs allegedly did by mistake a few weeks ago to Boujemaa Razgui, a musician who plays two different types of Middle Eastern reed flute. [More]

FTC To Retailers: Bamboo And Rayon Are Not The Same Thing

FTC To Retailers: Bamboo And Rayon Are Not The Same Thing

The FTC has sent warning letters to 78 companies about clothing and household products marketed as being made from bamboo. Many of the products were were allegedly made out of rayon that may or may not have originally been derived from bamboo. The offenders include huge names like Walmart, Land’s End, Kohl’s, The Gap, and Target. [More]