What We're Reading 11-07-11

What We're Reading

FTC.gov:  FTC Approves Final Settlement Orders Against Marketers Who Claimed Their Mobile Apps Could Cure Acne

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has finalized two settlement orders with three individuals who allegedly claimed that their smartphone applications could cure acne. The settlements bar the marketers of AcneApp and Acne Pwner from making acne-treatment claims about their mobile apps and other medical devices, or claims about the safety, performance, benefits, or efficacy of any device unless they have scientific evidence. The two marketers of AcneApp are also barred from misrepresenting research, tests, or studies.


Environmental Leader:  Calif. Sues Firms Over Degradable Bottle Claims

Bottle manufacturer ENSO Plastics, and drinks companies Aquamantra and Balance Water are being sued by the California attorney general’s office over claims that they misled customers by falsely marketing water bottles as biodegradable, the Huffington Post reports.


Environmental Leader:  Recyclers Petition FTC Over Car Dealer Warranty Claims

Trade body the Automotive Recyclers Association has filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission asking the agency to keep a close eye on potentially unfair language used by auto parts dealers regarding the use of recycled vehicle parts and their impact on car warranties, according to SearchAutoParts.com.


FTC.gov:  FTC Seeks Public Input in Review of Textile Labeling Rules

As part of the Federal Trade Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the FTC is seeking public comment on its Textile Rules, which require that textiles sold in the United States carry labels disclosing the generic names and percentages by weight of the fibers in the product, the manufacturer or marketer name, and the country where the product was processed or manufactured. The FTC's Textile Rules implement the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act.


Huffington Post:  FCC To Rule On Online Political Advertisement Disclosure

Everyone is used to seeing a flood of political advertising, whether they are vicious attack ads or saccharine puff pieces, in the months before an election. Soon, the public may get a huge amount of information about the source and cost of all of those advertisements in a way that has never been done before.

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