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Looking for PlayStation tips and tricks? We can’t tell you how ISA Vekta Special Forces Team Alpha can navigate the Akmir Snowdrift in Killzone 3. But for businesses – including ad agencies and PR firms – interested in keeping their practices out of the Pyrrhus Crater, the FTC’s...
According to the ads, “It’s a problem as old as gaming itself. Stay home and just keep playing, or get to work on time so your coffee breath boss doesn’t ride you like a rented scooter.” For gamers who face that dilemma, Sony Computer Entertainment America marketed its PlayStation...
People who aren’t into marketing jargon might not know a “credence claim” from a Creedence Clearwater Revival, but experts tell us it’s a representation about a product that consumers aren’t in a position to evaluate for themselves. One example is what websites say about their...
We can’t vouch for the accuracy of Shakira’s representation that “Hips Don’t Lie.” But the FTC says anti-cellulite and slimming claims for caffeine-embedded underwear sold by lingerie company Wacoal and catalog retailer Norm Thompson were deceptive. As for Norm Thompson's statement...
After reviewing numerous national television and print advertisements, staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to more than 60 companies – including 20 of the 100 largest advertisers in the country – that failed to make adequate disclosures in their television and print ads...
With a product name like “Your Baby Can Read!” – exclamation point in the original – it didn’t take long for consumers to figure out what the marketers were promising.  The company’s massive ad campaign featured 14-month-olds mastering vocabulary flashcards, two-year-olds reading...
There sure are a lot of seals out there. The British singer. The Navy special ops unit. The aquatic mammal. But the seals that matter to the FTC are certifications that convey representations consumers might not be able to evaluate for themselves. If your company makes Made in the...
A consumer survey was conducted to examine the communication effects of a promotional booklet for a dietary supplement. The booklet consisted entirely of three pages of consumer testimonials, primarily from senior citizens, touting the product's efficacy for treating various diseases...
There are certain questions we ask ourselves when investigating companies’ health claims. Did they have appropriate substantiation? Did they tell the truth when they said their claims were supported by scientific studies? Did they clearly disclose that product endorsers were getting...
Appended to International Harvester Co., 104 F.T.C. 949, 1070 (1984). See 15 U.S.C. § 45(n). The Honorable Wendell H. Ford Chairman, Consumer Subcommittee Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Room 130 Russell Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable John C. Danforth...
Appended to Thompson Medical Co., 104 F.T.C. 648, 839 (1984), aff’d, 791 F.2d 189 (D.C. Cir. 1986), cert. denied, 479 U.S. 1086 (1987).
Appended to Cliffdale Associates, Inc., 103 F.T.C. 110, 174 (1984). The Honorable John D. Dingell Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Mr. Chairman: This letter responds to the Committee's inquiry regarding the Commission's...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that the home security company ADT LLC misrepresented that paid endorsements from safety and technology experts who appeared as guests on news programs and talk shows were...

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