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US FTC Finalizes Changes to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act Rules


US FTC Finalizes Changes to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act Rules

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finalized changes to its Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) rules, which require certain products to carry labels identifying the contents, source, quantity and other information to allow […]

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US FTC Sanctions iKeepSafe COPPA “Safe Harbor” Oversight Program

Under the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and following a public consultation period, the US FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has approved the Safe Harbor Program of iKeepSafe. Operators of online sites and services directed […]

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FTC Continues to Crack Down on Misleading Environmental Claims

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is continuing its crackdown on companies making misleading environmental claims, as for the second time this year, it brought a case against a company that markets plastic lumber and […]

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US FTC Looks to Improve Energy Labels for Consumers

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is requesting public comment on a number of proposed changes to its Energy Labeling Rule covering labels for appliances, light bulbs, ceiling fans, room air conditioners, refrigerators, and furnaces. […]

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FTC amends its Textile Rules

The United States (US) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a Final Rule to amend the rules and regulations under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act. The Rule, which will amend 16 CFR 303 to: […]

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FTC amends textile labeling rules

The United States (US) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) amended its Textile Labeling Rules, addressing fiber content and country-of-origin disclosures. After weighing comments from stakeholders on the proposed amendments, FTC approved amendments that would: incorporate the […]

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FTC seeks comments on ‘fair packaging & labeling’

The United States (US) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking public comment on rules under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA) as part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides. […]

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FTC to host a roundtable on proposed amendments to the Care Labeling Rule

The United States (US) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a roundtable on proposed amendments to its Care Labeling Rule for apparel. The Rule, officially called the Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel […]

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FTC Charges 6 Companies for Misleading & Unsubstantiated Environmental Marketing Claims

For the first time ever, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is taking action again companies for making deceptive claims about biodegradable plastics. It has announced enforcement actions against 6 different companies, including a $450,000 […]

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FTC announces settlement for false country of origin claims

The United States (US) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that a marketer of outdoor accessories has agreed to settle charges that it falsely claimed certain of its products were “Made in the U.S.A,” or […]

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FTC seeks comments on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule Safe Harbor Proposed Self-Regulatory Guidelines

The United States (US) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requests public comment concerning the proposed self-regulatory guidelines submitted by the kidSAFE Seal Program (kidSAFE), owned and operated by Samet Privacy, LLC, under the safe harbor provision […]

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US FTC approves settlement against retailers marketing real fur products as fake fur

The United States (US) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved final orders settling charges that three retailers sold products containing real fur which were advertised as containing “faux” fur and that they didn’t identify the […]

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FTC to host Care Labeling Rule roundtable

The United States (US) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a public roundtable to discuss proposed revisions to its Care Labeling Rule on 1 October 2013 in Washington, DC. The Rule requires manufacturers and importers […]

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