FTC/NIST "Price Check II" Report to be Released

FTC/NIST "Price Check II" Report to be Released

Media Advisory

 

What:   According to "Price Check II," a survey of the accuracy of electronic price scanners used in retail stores, consumers need to pay attention at the checkout counter because the prices of 1 in 28 sale items were found to be incorrect. The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology will review these and other findings of their 1998 survey of the accuracy of prices for sale and non-sale items. The report, which is a follow-up to a 1996 study, was carried out by weights and measures officials in 36 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
     
When:   10:30a.m., Wednesday, December 16, 1998
     
Where:   Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Room 432
(Room will be available to camera crews at 9:30 a.m.)
     
Who:   Elaine Kolish
Associate Director, Division of Enforcement
Federal Trade Commission

Robert Hebner
Acting Deputy Director
National Institute of Standards and Technology

     

 

Contact Information

Media Contact:
Federal Trade Commission
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2180

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Public and Business Affairs
301-975-4403