“Made in USA” is a protected statement reserved for products that comply with strict U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines. It is intended to provide confidence to consumers seeking to buy American-made products without concern about the origin of the product’s materials or manufacturing process.
What does it mean to be “Made in USA?” According to the FTC, a manufacturer may only label a product as “Made in USA” if “all or virtually all” of the product has been made in the United States. That is, all significant parts, processing and labor that go into the product must be of U.S. origin. Products should not contain any – or only negligible – foreign content.
In compliance with this official definition, 3M Scott Fire & Safety proudly declares that the 3M Scott Air-Pak X3 Pro, Air-Pak X3, Air-Pak 75, and Air-Pak Wireframe SCBA’s carry the “Made in USA” label. It is with great pride that we make this statement for every NFPA 1981, 2013 edition Air-Pak SCBA we deliver.
For 3M, “Made in USA” has a more significant meaning – it is the commitment of our skilled engineers, production teams, customer service members, technicians and sales managers who are dedicated to the safety and well-being of first responders across the nation that add a personal touch to a technical definition. For over 85 years, 3M Scott has embodied the heritage, honor and tradition of the fire service in our products which has elevated 3M Scott as an American Icon in the fire service.
For a more detailed explanation of the FTC’s Enforcement Policy Statement and its business guide, Complying with the Made in USA Standard visit their website at http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus03-complying-made-usa-standard.