FTC extends deadline for public comments on platinum products portion of Jewelry Guides until Sept. 30, 1996

For Your Information

The Federal Trade Commission has extended until Sept. 30, 1996, the deadline for public comments regarding the portion of its Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries covering claims about platinum products. The FTC granted the extension at the request of the Manufacturing Jewelers and Silversmiths of America, Inc., an industry group that requested the extra time to complete a survey of its members.

The FTC’s Jewelry Guides are voluntarily and extensively followed by jewelry and gemstone marketers in advertising their products to consumers. On May 30, 1996, the FTC announced revisions to the guides, except for the provision on platinum products, about which it sought additional comments, setting an original deadline of Aug. 12.

Comments should be addressed to the FTC, Office of the Secretary, Room H-159, 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580, and should be identified as “Comments Regarding Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries.” The Commission vote to extend the deadline was 5-0.

Copies of the proposed platinum guides are available from the FTC’s Public Reference Branch, Room 130, 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580; 202-326-2222; TTY for the hearing impaired 1-866-653-4261. To find out the latest news as it is announced, call the FTC NewsPhone recording at 202-326-2710. FTC news releases and other materials also are available on the Internet at the FTC’s World Wide Web site at: http://www.ftc.gov


(FTC Matter No. G711001)

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