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Under this Act, the Commission is required to: (a) issue regulations for energy efficiency labeling of a number of household appliances and plumbing fixtures, if specified conditions are met (Section 137, 42 U.S.C. § 6294); and (b) submit to Congress an annual market concentration analysis of the...

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Are you a creditor?  Are you covered by the Red Flags Rule, a regulation designed to help businesses spot the signs — or "red flags" — of identity theft?  Do you know how to tell?
A favorite trick for rip-off artists is to pretend to represent a trustworthy and respected organization. Today — and we mean that literally — we’re hearing from businesses that have received email exploiting the good name of the Federal Trade Commission.  We don’t want you to lose...
Two of a kind can be a good thing in a card game, but it’s not so great when you’re filing energy data with government agencies.  For manufacturers weary of sending the same information to both the FTC and the Department of Energy, here’s some good news.  Now, energy data filers can...
Earlier this year, the FTC settled five law enforcement actions against companies making allegedly deceptive energy savings claims for their replacement windows.  Now the FTC has sent letters to 14 window manufacturers and one window glass manufacturer, warning that they may be making...
A tank top and cut-offs are perfect for a balmy day in Boca Raton, just as a down parka and fuzzy mittens will ward off the shivers in Sheboygan.  That's the idea behind the Department of Energy’s new regional efficiency standards for heating and cooling equipment.  Unlike earlier DOE...
It’s helpful when advertisers can get a window into the FTC’s thinking about certain ad claims — and five recent settlements with companies that sell replacement windows offer just that.According to the FTC, the businesses made exaggerated and unsupported representations about the...
If you’re in the textile industry or sell home HVAC equipment (and especially if you’re in the textile industry and sell HVAC equipment, in which case we’re dying to know what your store looks like), you’ll want to jot down some important dates from the FTC.
In celebration of Halloween — and with apologies to Edgar Allen Poe — here’s our take on what companies can do to make sure spooky business practices don’t come back to haunt them. Once upon a midnight lawful Pondering practices, good and awful, Reading through the U.S. Code For dos...

Filtering by content type: Plain Language Guidance

The Energy Labeling Rule requires manufacturers of certain appliances to disclose a product’s annual energy cost or efficiency information — based on Department of Energy (DOE) test procedures — on EnergyGuide labels, and to report their findings to the FTC.
General Environmental Benefit Claims Marketers should not make broad, unqualified general environmental benefit claims like "green" or "eco-friendly."  Broad claims are difficult to substantiate, if not impossible. Marketers should qualify general claims with specific environmental...

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Free workshop in New York City on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Protecting Personal Information: Best Practices for Business 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Fighting Fraud with the Red Flags Rule: Practical Guidance for Business Pope Auditorium, Lincoln Center Campus Center on...

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The Federal Trade Commission today released new guidance for mobile and other online advertisers that explains how to make disclosures clear and conspicuous to avoid deception.

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