For Your Information: January 30, 1998 Announced Action for January 30, 1998
The Commission's consent agreement with Insilco Corporation settles the FTC's charges the company's acquisition of Helima-Helvetion's aluminum tube manufacturing facilities would create a virtual monopoly or near monopoly in the markets for welded-seam aluminum radiator and charged air cooler tubing in North America, in violation of federal antitrust laws.
For Your Information: January 27, 1998 Announced Actions for January 27, 1998
The consent order with Venegas Inc. and the company owner, Angel Venegas, prohibits the company from making unsubstantiated health claims about Alen, a powdered nutritional supplement comprised of wheat germ, wheat bran, soybean extract, and seaweed extract.
January 26, 1998
For Release: January 26, 1998 California Telemarketer Charged with Criminal Contempt in FTC Investment Opportunity Case
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that a federal district court has ordered Lonny Remmers, a defendant already under order in a civil case filed by the FTC against Satellite Broadcasting Corporation and others, to show cause why he should not be held in criminal contempt for violating the court's final order resolving the FTC case.
January 23, 1998
For Release: January 23, 1998 S.C. Johnson Agrees to Sell Assets to Settle FTC Charges
In a settlement announced today with the Federal Trade Commission, S.C. Johnson has agreed to divest a portion of the assets it would gain in its $1.125 billion acquisition of DowBrands, including Dow’s "Spray 'n Wash," "Spray 'n Starch" and "Glass Plus" brands.
For Release: January 23, 1998 FTC Upholds Charges Against Brake Guard; Add-on Brakes are not ABS
The Federal Trade Commission has ordered Brake Guard Products, Inc. to discontinue advertisements that claim their add-on braking system performed as effectively as factory installed antilock braking systems and has barred the company from using the term ABS in marketing their braking devices.
Opening Statement of Jodie Berstein, Director FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection at a Joint News Conference with the United States Postal Service
January 21, 1998
For Release: January 21, 1998 Electronic Article Surveillance System Manufacturers Settle FTC Charges
The two largest marketers of the electronic article surveillance systems used in retail stores to prevent shoplifting have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they agreed to restrict comparative advertising in violation of federal law.
For Your Information: January 16, 1998 Announced Actions for January 16, 1998
The Commission has agreed to modify an order with Montedison SPA. The FTC's action eliminates the prior approval provision in the order and substitutes a limited prior notice provision for certain acquisitions.
For Release: January 13, 1998 Informercial Marketers Settle FTC Charges
Eight marketers of self-help and health-related products promoted in radio and television infomercials have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that ad claims for their products were false or unsubstantiated.
January 9, 1998
For Your Information: January 9, 1998 Announced Actions for January 9, 1998
The agreements with the two major automobile manufacturers and five St. Louis Missouri-area dealerships settle charges that the companies omitted or buried key cost information in small, and at times, unreadable print in their automobile lease advertisements.
January 6, 1998
For Your Information: January 6, 1998 Announced Actions for January 6, 1998
DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems and BASF Corporation have each independently petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to change its Textile Labeling Rules to include generic names and definitions for new fibers manufactured by the companies.
For Release: January 5, 1998 FTC Seeks Civil Penalties Against Ozone-Generator Firm over Air Cleaning Claims in Violations of Prior Order
The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit in federal district court alleging that Alpine Industries, Inc., a company based in Tennessee and Minnesota, has violated a 1995 Commission order by continuing to claim, without adequate substantiation, that its ozone-generating indoor "air cleaner" devices remove numerous pollutants, do so better than other methods, and prevent or relieve medical or health related conditions.
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