FTC Reopens Public Comment Period on Proposed Changes to Update EnergyGuide Labels

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In response to requests from stakeholders, the Federal Trade Commission has reopened the public comment period, until April 1, 2013, on a recent proposal to update EnergyGuide label information and issue special labels for refrigerators and clothes washers to help consumers compare products in the wake of new Department of Energy tests for measuring energy costs.

For more information about EnergyGuide labels, read Shopping for Home Appliances? Use the EnergyGuide Label.

The Commission vote approving a notice in the Federal Register reopening the comment period on these proposed changes to the EnergyGuide labels was 4-0.  This notice is available on the FTC’s website and as a link to this press release, and will be published in the Federal Register soon. (FTC File No. R611004; the staff contact is Hampton Newsome, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-2889.)

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