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August 16th, 2017
Federal Trade Commission Holds Paint Companies Accountable for Providing False Claims

Buyers want to know they can trust the products they are purchasing will not risk the health of their family home, and consumers are increasingly astute when it comes marketing claims about products that are emissions-free or contain zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs). When a company cannot validate their emissions-free claim, action is taken on… read more

November 14th, 2016
Are you Ready? Deadlines for California Energy Commission and U.S. Department of Energy/Federal Trade Commission Approaching!

As we near the end of 2016, two major regulatory deadlines are approaching for lighting products, including LEDs. The first is California Energy Commission’s (CEC) latest version of Title 24, set to take effect January 1, 2017. This regulation affects all residential lighting products, as LED light sources (lamp, luminaire and light engines) installed in… read more

September 29th, 2015
FTC Cracks Down on Deceptive Certification Marks: Is Your Certification Communicating Credibility or Could it Land You in Hot Water?

In a groundbreaking statement, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has underscored that all certification marks are not created equal –sending a powerful message to manufacturers and certifiers about the role of vague ecolabels in Greenwashing. In their statement, issued on September 14, 2015, the FTC announced that five certifiers and 32 brands that use… read more

April 14th, 2015
IEEE PSES Meeting with Anura Fernando

UL’s Anura Fernando will be speaking on the following topic at this month’s IEEE PSES meeting. To be, or not to be…a medical device?    Go-to-market strategies for Wearable Tech: Many manufacturers of WT products which were initially introduced into the consumer product market see value in bringing their products into the medical device realm to… read more

June 25th, 2014
FTC Approves Final Amendments to Wool Products Labeling Rules

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved final changes to its Wool Products Labeling Rules (Wool Rules) that clarify and update the Rules, provide more flexibility to industry, and align several provisions with recent amendments to the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act Rules (Textile Rules). The Wool Rules require that labels on wool products disclose… read more

May 21st, 2014
FTC Approves Amendments to Fur Products Labeling Act Regulations

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) amended its Regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act (Fur Rules). The amended regulations will update the Fur Products Name Guide, provide businesses with more flexibility in labeling, incorporate provisions of the Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2010 (TFLA), and conform the Rules’ guaranty provisions to those governing textile… read more

April 22nd, 2014
FTC Issues Changes toTextile Labeling Rules

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued final amendments to its Textile Labeling Rules, addressing fiber content and country-of-origin disclosures. The Rules implement the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, which requires that certain textiles sold in the United States carry labels disclosing the generic names and percentages by weight of the fibers in the product,… read more

March 13th, 2014
Sins of Greenwashing Webinar

Did you know that “parties associated with developing or distributing an environmental claim are responsible for ensuring its accuracy, “according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)?  And in light of the recent update to the FTC’s Green Guidelines, manufacturers can face fines and loss of public trust if convicted of ‘greenwashing’ a product’s attributes.  Join… read more

February 26th, 2014
FTC Proposes Revisions to Energy Labeling Rule to Reflect New DOE TV Testing Procedure

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is inviting public comment on a proposed rule that will ensure the Energy Labeling Rule TV labeling requirements are aligned with the Energy Policy Conservation Act. This Act mandates that FTC labels will reflect applicable DOE test procedures when available.

July 16th, 2013
JVC Files Response to FTC

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has filed a response to a second round of inquiry from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on revisions to the Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries. JVC stated that alloys containing less than required minimum amounts of precious metal should be labeled with the percentage of… read more