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Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved final consent orders in the matters of Kmart Corporation and Tender Corporation. The FTC’s complaints in these matters charged the companies with making false and unsubstantiated claims that their paper products were “biodegradable.” The vote approving each final order was 4-0. (FTC File Nos. 082-3186 and 082-3188; the staff contact is Michael Davis, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-2458; see press release dated June 6, 2009, at

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at and from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

(FYI 34.2009.wpd)

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