Posts Tagged ‘ FTC ’

U.S. Customs Proposes Rule Regarding Imports

Apr 3rd, 2012

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a notice of proposed rulemaking last week that will affect manufacturers (including importers) of consumer products and commercial equipment subject to Department of Energy (DOE) energy conservation standards. The Federal Register notice proposes amendments to the CBP regulations to provide that [...]

Winchester Offers Comment on FTC Decision

Feb 29th, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled with five window companies last week regarding “exaggerated and unsupported claims about the energy efficiency of their windows, and how much money consumers could save on their heating and cooling bills by having them installed. Winchester Industries, based in Saltsburg, Pa., released a statement to DWM magazine regarding the [...]

Guest Blog: Weighing in on FTC Decision

Feb 23rd, 2012

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission announced cases against five window companies in their efforts “to ensure that environmental marketing is truthful and based on solid scientific evidence.” As I read the FTC documents, I realize it’s going to take me far longer than the 24 hours that I’ve had them to completely understand the ramifications [...]

Window Companies Settle with FTC Over Deceptive Energy Efficiency and Cost Claims

Feb 22nd, 2012

Five companies that sell replacement windows in numerous states will have to stop making exaggerated and unsupported claims about the energy efficiency of their windows, and how much money consumers could save on their heating and cooling bills by having them installed, under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), according to an announcement released [...]