Emeril Lagasse and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia are being sued by a trade association for claiming their Lagasse-branded knives were made in Solingen, Germany, home to famous knife makers Wüsthof, J. A. Henckels, and others. (Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia owns Lagasse's product line.) Actually, it turns out the Emeril 8-piece German Steel Knife Set with Block is made in China. Oops.
You can see a video of Lagasse on HSN where he and the host both say a whole bunch of times the knives are made in Germany. The Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Wuppertal-Solingen-Remscheid is seeking $2 million in damages. Also, please note TMZ's righteous headline: Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse SUED For Knifing Consumers.