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Case: Truly Organic Inc.
Miami Beach-based retailer Truly Organic Inc. (Truly Organic) and its founder and CEO, Maxx Harley Appelman, will pay $1.76 million to settle a FTC complaint alleging that their nationally marketed bath and beauty products are neither “100% organic” nor “certified organic” by the U.S. Department of...
The Federal Trade Commission sued Lights of America Inc. and related defendants for violating federal law by misrepresenting the light output and life expectancy of their LED bulbs, and falsely comparing the brightness of their LED bulbs with that of other light bulbs. A federal court ordered the...
Rule Summary: R-Value Rule
The R-value Rule (formally, the “Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation”) requires home insulation manufacturers, professional installers, new home sellers, and retailers to provide R-value information, based on the results of standard tests, to help inform...
Closing Letter: Procter & Gamble (flushable wipes)
August 29, 2017
Case: Nordstrom, Inc.
Case: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
Case: Backcountry.com, LLC
Public Statement: Opinion of the Commission, By Commissioner Terrell McSweeny - In the Matter of ECM BioFilms
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Press Release: FTC Sends Warning Letters about Green Certification Seals
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to five providers of environmental certification seals and 28 businesses using those seals , alerting them to the agency’s concerns that the seals could be considered deceptive and may not comply with the FTC’s environmental...
Public Statement: Terro Novo, Inc. (EarthGuard Fiber Matrix Industrial-Use Soil Erosion Control Products)
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Press Release: FTC Staff Warns Marketers and Sellers of Dog Waste Bags That Their Biodegradable and Compostable Claims May Be Deceptive
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent letters warning 20 manufacturers and marketers of dog waste bags that their “biodegradable,” “compostable,” and other environmental claims may be deceptive. The letters, which the staff sent after examining the companies’ environmental, or “green,”...
Case: N.E.W. Plastics Corp.
Press Release: FTC Submits Comment on "Certified Sustainable Seafood" Label
The Federal Trade Commission, in response to a request for public comment from the Marine Stewardship Council, submitted a comment explaining factors the MSC should consider to ensure that its “Certified Sustainable Seafood” label complies with the FTC Act and the agency’s Environmental Marketing...
Rule Summary: Green Guides
The Green Guides were issued to help marketers ensure that the claims they are making are true and substantiated. The guidance they provide includes: general principles that apply to all environmental marketing claims; how consumers are likely to interpret particular claims and how marketers can...
Federal Register Notice: Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims ("Green Guides")
Press Release: FTC Issues Revised "Green Guides"
The Federal Trade Commission issued revised “Green Guides” that are designed to help marketers ensure that the claims they make about the environmental attributes of their products are truthful and non-deceptive. The revisions to the FTC’s Green Guides reflect a wide range of public input,...