In fact the packet is called "usbutils".|
Try: "apt-get install usbutils".
I had the same problem when I found out that my wireless-usb device doesn't work at all. I wanted to find out what it is called, but the packet wasn't installed by default. Without a network device, I couldn't install "usbutils" of course...
Maybe the developers should consider installing "usbutils" on default, so users have at least a chance to find out the name of their wireless devices that don't work.