FTC Resources for Reporters
The FTC develops and enforces a variety of rules that govern the way marketers label their merchandise, and help consumers make better-informed choices about the products they buy. These include: the Energy Rules, which requires the disclosure of energy costs of home appliances; the Jewelry Guides, which provide guidance about claims about precious metals, gemstones, and pearls; the Textile, Wool, Fur, and Care Labeling Rules, which require proper origin and fiber content labeling of textile, wool, and fur products, and care label instructions attached to clothing and fabrics; the Leather Guides; and the “Made in USA” Enforcement Policy Statement, which prohibits companies from making false or misleading claims that a product is of U.S. origin. The FTC also has a wide range of information to help consumers be savvy shoppers, and to help businesses comply with federal consumer protection laws.
- How EnergyGuide Labels Help Consumers Save
- Jewelry Guides: Helping Consumers Understand What They’re Buying
- Textile, Wool, Fur, Apparel and Leather Matters
- Made in the USA Claims