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The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a roundtable on its Care Labeling Rule in Washington and invites live webcast viewers to submit questions to moderators online. Staff will live tweet the roundtable and take questions via Twitter, Facebook, and email.

The Rule, officially called the Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods, requires manufacturers and importers to attach labels with care instructions for drycleaning, washing, bleaching, and drying/ironing garments and certain piece goods.

Robert Frisby, a staff attorney in the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Division of Enforcement, will provide opening remarks at the roundtable. Participants will discuss professional instructions for wetcleaning, the use of ASTM and ISO care symbols, and the development of care instructions. A complete agenda for the CLR Roundtable and biographies for speakers are available online now.

The live webcast will begin at 9:15 a.m. EDT. Viewers can submit questions throughout the day via the following channels:

  • Twitter: Commission staff will tweet roundtable highlights from its @FTC account and use the hashtag: #FTCclr.

FTC staff members will answer as many questions as possible from the audience and online during the roundtable.

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Contact Information

Cheryl Warner
Office of Public Affairs