FRAUD ALERTS


 

DOWNMARK® helps consumers to choose genuine down and feather products with confidence. We regularly test merchandise and issue consumer alerts for fake products or misleading labels.

Below you will find deceptive products that have been tested by an independent laboratory. The laboratory findings have proven these products are misleading in their labelling and / or advertising.

We have illustrated these cases by showing a blue column as “WHAT YOU BOUGHT”. This is what the seller advertised. The short grey column “WHAT YOU GOT” is the actual value of the fill compared to what was promised.  The difference is the magnitude of the fraud.

 


DUVETS


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Amazon Canada

Sold by Egyptian Linens

SOLD AS:
50 oz White Goose Down Duvet
750 Fill Power
1000 Thread Count Cover

TESTED AS:
11 oz of Duck Down
40 oz of Feather and Fiber
353 Fill Power
235 Thread Count Cover


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Beyond the Rack

Marimac Twin Duvet

SOLD AS:
80% Duck Down
20% Feather
19 oz

TESTED AS:
48% Duck Down
32% Feather
20% Polyester
15 oz


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Beyond the Rack

Twin Duck Down Duvet

SOLD AS:
80% White Duck Down
20% White Duck Feathers

TESTED AS:
15% Duck Down
50% Feather
35% Polyester


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Dealfind

Sold by Mattress Direct

SOLD AS:
White Duck Down & Feather Duvet
When “Down” is listed first it MUST
be at least 51% Down

TESTED AS:
2% Down
91% Feather
7% Other


Ebay

Universal Linens & Marimac Group

When “Down” is listed first it must
be at least 50% Down

SOLD AS:
Oasis 50 oz Down and Feather Duvet
The hidden law tag read
85% Duck Feather
15% Duck Down

TESTED AS:
44 oz Duck Feathers


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Home Outfitters

Supplied by Les Textiles Jeridan Inc.

SOLD AS:
White Down Duvet

TESTED AS:
25% Down
75% Feather


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Home Outfitters

design ONE

When “Down” is listed first it must
be at least 51% Down

SOLD AS:
White Goose Down & Duck Down Duvet
Fine Print: Goose & Duck Down with Feathers
Fill Power 600

TESTED AS:
38 % Duck Down
0% Goose Down
62 % Feather & Other
Fill Power 435 (Not 600)


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Jysk

SOLD AS:
White Goose Down Duvet

TESTED AS:
54% Goose Down
22% Duck Down
24% Feather


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Jysk

SOLD AS:
White Down Duvet

TESTED AS:
32% Down
68% Feather


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Jysk

SOLD AS:
White Down Duvet

TESTED AS:
25% Down
75% Feather


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Jysk

The Retreat Duvet

SOLD AS
75% Down
25% Feather

TESTED AS:
47% Down
53% Feather


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Target

Down Blend Duvet

When “Down” is listed first it must
be at least 51% Down

SOLD AS:
The hidden law tag read:
75% Polyester
25% Down

TESTED AS:
79% Polyester
21% Down


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Walmart

SOLD AS:
White Goose Down

TESTED AS:
95% Duck Down
5% Duck Feather


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XS Cargo

SOLD AS:
White Goose Down

TESTED AS:
0% Down
10% Goose Feather
74% Duck Feather
16% Chicken Feather


PILLOWS


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Amazon Canada

Sold by Sheetsnthings

SOLD AS:
28 oz White Goose Down Pillow
750 Fill Power

TESTED AS:
10 oz of White Duck Down
640 Fill Power


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Jysk

Paisley Duvet & Pillow Set
Spring 2013

SOLD AS:
50% Duck Down
50% Duck Feather

TESTED AS:
40% Duck Down
60% Duck Feather


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Northern Feather Canada

The Dreamsong Collection
Siberian Country Down Pillow

SOLD AS:
Down Filled

TESTED AS:
77% Down

It had 23% less down than claimed


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Sears

SOLD AS:
Feather & Down Pillow
20% Down
80% Feather

TESTED AS:
2% Down
95% Feather
3% Other


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TV Direct

ADVERTISING PROMOTION

SOLD AS:
Feather Pillow

TESTED AS:
Raw uncleaned feather

NOTE: Because of Downmark, the seller
had to recall what they could
and destroy them.


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XS Cargo

SOLD AS:
White Goose Down

TESTED AS:
0% Down
73% Grey Duck Feather
27% Chicken Feather


JACKETS


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International Clothiers

Super Triple Goose Down Jacket

SOLD AS:
50% Down
50% Feather

TESTED AS:
25% Duck Down
75% Feather


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Sears

Dockers Men's Parka

SOLD AS:
50% Down
50% Polyester

TESTED AS:
Virtually no Down
50% Feather
50% Polyester

It had 95% less down than claimed


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The Bay

Ladies Down Blend Parka

SOLD AS:
50% Down
50% Feather

TESTED AS:
Virtually No Down
1/3 Feather
2/3 Polyester

It had 92% less down than claimed


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The Bay

Novelti Ladies Down Coat

SOLD AS:
70% Down

TESTED AS:
57% Down