That would be silly w/ a model car, wouldn't it?
Why would it? Deceptive advertising is a big deal in today's market, once the DA sends the complaint on to the manufacturer they can respond, correct the problem or it moves to the next level.
In cases like this it involves product crossing state lines and has more weight.
Until you take the manufacturer to task they will keep repeating their mistakes, I don't believe fraud is involved just some poor marketing/production mistakes. The current Revell '50 Olds produced without the wide whitewalls advertised on the box is a prime example, sure Revell will send you the tires they should have provided IF you know about that program. The point is they should have had to pull the product and have an advertising campaign to inform the injured parties.
The laws are there to protect consumers from abuse, use them or lose those rights.