Kobe Brown and Gregory W. Pearson, dba DERMAPPS; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment, 57041-57043 [2011-23594]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 179 / Thursday, September 15, 2011 / Notices number. Respondents also would report whether general-use prepaid cards are issued. II. All Debit Card Transactions (including general-use prepaid card transactions): Respondents would report summary information for debit card (including general-use prepaid card) transaction volume and value; chargebacks to acquirers; costs of authorization, clearance, and settlement; payments and incentives paid by networks to issuers; costs for fraud prevention and data security; interchange fee revenue; fraudulent transactions; and fraud losses. The Board specifically requests comment on the following: a. Whether the guidance provided in the proposed survey is sufficient for issuers to report authorization, clearing, and settlement costs; b. The usefulness of including a checklist of fraud prevention activities and, if so, which fraud prevention activities should be included in the checklist for the 2012 survey. If a checklist is provided in the survey, are the activities proposed in the draft survey (transaction monitoring, merchant blocking, data security, and PIN customization) the right categories or are other categories more meaningful? If a checklist is provided in the survey, the listed activities could be updated over time based on ‘‘other’’ activities reported. c. The issuers’ ability to allocate payments and incentives as specified and whether other major categories of payments and incentives should be included. d. The issuers’ ability to report the subset of customer service costs associated with customer inquiries regarding particular debit card transactions (as opposed to customer inquiries regarding the account, the debit card more generally, or credit cards/ATM cards). III. All Single-Message (PIN) Debit Card Transactions (including generaluse prepaid card transactions): Respondents would submit data for the same set of questions asked in Section II above, but specifically about singlemessage debit card programs, including general-use prepaid cards. IV. All Dual-Message (Signature) Debit Card Transactions (including general-use prepaid card transactions): Respondents would submit data for the same set of questions asked in Section II above, but specifically about dualmessage debit card programs, including general-use prepaid cards. The payment card network survey (FR 3064b) would require payment card networks to submit information about VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:07 Sep 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 debit card (including general-use prepaid card) transaction volume and value; interchange fees; other network fees; and incentives and discounts paid to acquirers, merchants, and issuers.13 The first reporting period would cover the calendar year 2011, collected as of December 31, 2011. The network survey would comprise two sections: 14 I. Respondent Information: Respondents would identify the network covered in the response and provide the contact person(s) name, section of the survey for which they are responsible, e-mail, and phone number. Respondents also would report whether the payment card network is a singlemessage (PIN) or dual-message (signature) network, whether the payment card network offers a tiered interchange fee rate schedule that differentiates between exempt issuers and non-exempt issuers, and the number of merchant locations that accept debit cards whose transactions can be processed by the payment card network. II. Debit Card Transactions (including general-use prepaid card transactions): Respondents would report the volume and value of settled purchase transactions; as well as information related to card-present versus card-notpresent transactions; general-use prepaid card versus non-general-use prepaid card transactions; general-use prepaid card transactions exempt from the interchange fee standards in Regulation II versus general-use prepaid card transactions that are not exempt; transactions processed for small issuers that are exempt from the interchange fee standards versus those processed for non-exempt issuers; pre- and posteffective date transactions processed for exempt and non-exempt debit card issuers; chargebacks and returns to merchants; the value of interchange fees; the value of network fees; and payments and incentives paid by networks to acquirers, merchants, and issuers. The Board specifically requests comment on the following: a. The payment card networks’ ability to identify separately general-use prepaid card transactions from other debit card transactions. b. Whether the networks can provide data for exempt and non-exempt issuers that compares information for three time periods: January 1 to June 30, 2011 (during which all transactions would be 13 See 12 CFR 235.8. that have both single-message and dual-message networks will be asked to report data for each program separately. 14 Entities PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57041 considered exempt); July 1 to September 30, 2011 (during which all transactions could be considered exempt, but some networks may begin to distinguish between exempt and non-exempt issuers, if such networks are offering a tiered interchange fee schedule); and October 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 (during which all networks that provide a tiered interchange fee schedule would distinguish between exempt and nonexempt issuers). The Board would make the payment card network survey available online by mid-January 2012 and would request that the survey be completed and submitted to the Board within 30 calendar days. The debit card issuer survey would be made available by midFebruary 2012 and would request that the survey be completed and submitted to the Board within 60 calendar days.15 By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 12, 2011. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2011–23614 Filed 9–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 102 3205] Kobe Brown and Gregory W. Pearson, dba DERMAPPS; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed Consent Agreement. AGENCY: ACTION: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before October 10, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘DERMAPPS, File No. 102 3205’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ DATES: 15 In subsequent years, the Board anticipates that both the debit card issuer and payment card network surveys would be made available by midJanuary. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 wreier-aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 57042 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 179 / Thursday, September 15, 2011 / Notices acneappconsent, by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H–113 (Annex D), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Ferguson (202–326–2361) or James A. Prunty (202–326–2438), FTC, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 6(f) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 38 Stat. 721, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and §2.34 the Commission Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement containing a consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page (for September 8, 2011), on the World Wide Web, at http:// www.ftc.gov/os/actions.shtm. A paper copy can be obtained from the FTC Public Reference Room, Room 130–H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580, either in person or by calling (202) 326–2222. You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before October 10, 2011. Write ‘‘DERMAPPS, File No. 102 3205’’ on your comment. Your comment— including your name and your state— will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including, to the extent practicable, on the public Commission Web site, at http://www.ftc.gov/os/ publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the Commission tries to remove individuals’ home contact information from comments before placing them on the Commission Web site. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any sensitive personal information, like anyone’s Social Security number, date of birth, driver’s license number or other state identification number or foreign country equivalent, passport number, financial account number, or credit or debit card VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:07 Sep 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 number. You are also solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any sensitive health information, like medical records or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, do not include any ‘‘[t]rade secret or any commercial or financial information which is obtained from any person and which is privileged or confidential,’’ as provided in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). In particular, do not include competitively sensitive information such as costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer names. If you want the Commission to give your comment confidential treatment, you must file it in paper form, with a request for confidential treatment, and you have to follow the procedure explained in FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).1 Your comment will be kept confidential only if the FTC General Counsel, in his or her sole discretion, grants your request in accordance with the law and the public interest. Postal mail addressed to the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security screening. As a result, we encourage you to submit your comments online. To make sure that the Commission considers your online comment, you must file it at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ acneappconsent by following the instructions on the web-based form. If this Notice appears at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!home, you also may file a comment through that website. If you file your comment on paper, write ‘‘DERMAPPS, File No. 102 3205’’ on your comment and on the envelope, and mail or deliver it to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H–113 (Annex D), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. If possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service. Visit the Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov to read this Notice and the news release describing it. The FTC Act and other laws that the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive 1 In particular, the written request for confidential treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 public comments that it receives on or before October 10, 2011. You can find more information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, in the Commission’s privacy policy, at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.htm. Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) has accepted, subject to final approval, an agreement containing a consent order from Kobe Brown and Gregory W. Pearson, dba DERMAPPS (‘‘respondents’’). The proposed consent order (‘‘proposed order’’) has been placed on the public record for thirty (30) days for receipt of comments by interested persons. Comments received during this period will become part of the public record. After thirty (30) days, the Commission will again review the agreement and the comments received, and will decide whether it should withdraw from the agreement and take appropriate action or make final the agreement’s proposed order. This matter involves the advertising of a mobile software application (‘‘app’’) called AcneApp which respondents developed and sold in Apple’s iTunes Store. Respondents claimed that AcneApp effectively treats acne. The instructions for this app directed consumers to hold the light-emitting display screen next to the area of skin to be treated for several minutes each day. The Commission’s complaint alleges that respondents violated Sections 5 and 12 of the FTC Act by claiming, without substantiation, that the app provided an effective treatment for acne. The complaint also alleges that the respondents falsely represented that a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology proves that blue and red light therapy, such as that provided by AcneApp, is an effective treatment for acne. The proposed consent order contains provisions designed to prevent respondents from engaging in similar practices in the future. Part I of the order prohibits respondents from making any representation that AcneApp, or any other device, as defined by Section 15 of the FTC Act, provides effective treatment for acne, unless respondents have competent and reliable scientific evidence to substantiate that claim. Part II of the order requires respondents to have competent and reliable scientific evidence before making any safety, performance, benefits, or efficacy claim about any device. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 179 / Thursday, September 15, 2011 / Notices Part III of the order is a standard order provision relating to establishment claims, prohibiting the misrepresentation of any research, tests, or studies. Part IV of the order requires respondents, within 15 days of the order, to pay the Commission $14,294. The remaining parts of the proposed order are standard provisions regarding record-keeping, dissemination of the order to officers and employees, prior notification to the Commission of corporate changes, notification of new employment, filing compliance of reports, and sunsetting of the order. The purpose of this analysis is to facilitate public comment on the proposed order, and it is not intended to constitute an official interpretation of the agreement and proposed order or to modify in any way their terms. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–23594 Filed 9–14–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 102 3206] Andrew N. Finkel; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed Consent Agreement. AGENCY: ACTION: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 10, 2011. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘Andrew N. Finkel, File No. 102 3206’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ acnepwnerconsent, by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H–113 (Annex D), 600 wreier-aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:07 Sep 14, 2011 Jkt 223001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Ferguson (202–326–2361) or James A. Prunty (202–326–2438), FTC, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 6(f) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 38 Stat. 721, 15 USC 46(f), and § 2.34 the Commission Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement containing a consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page (for September 8, 2011), on the World Wide Web, at http://www.ftc. gov/os/actions.shtm. A paper copy can be obtained from the FTC Public Reference Room, Room 130–H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580, either in person or by calling (202) 326–2222. You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to consider your comment, we must receive it on or before October 10, 2011. Write ‘‘Andrew N. Finkel, File No. 102 3206’’ on your comment. Your comment—including your name and your state—will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including, to the extent practicable, on the public Commission Web site, at http://www.ftc.gov/os/ publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the Commission tries to remove individuals’ home contact information from comments before placing them on the Commission Web site. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any sensitive personal information, like anyone’s Social Security number, date of birth, driver’s license number or other state identification number or foreign country equivalent, passport number, financial account number, or credit or debit card number. You are also solely responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any sensitive health information, like medical records or other individually identifiable health information. In addition, do not include any ‘‘[t]rade secret or any commercial or PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57043 financial information which is obtained from any person and which is privileged or confidential,’’ as provided in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). In particular, do not include competitively sensitive information such as costs, sales statistics, inventories, formulas, patterns, devices, manufacturing processes, or customer names. If you want the Commission to give your comment confidential treatment, you must file it in paper form, with a request for confidential treatment, and you have to follow the procedure explained in FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).1 Your comment will be kept confidential only if the FTC General Counsel, in his or her sole discretion, grants your request in accordance with the law and the public interest. Postal mail addressed to the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security screening. As a result, we encourage you to submit your comments online. To make sure that the Commission considers your online comment, you must file it at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ acnepwnerconsent by following the instructions on the web-based form. If this Notice appears at http://www. regulations.gov/#!home, you also may file a comment through that Web site. If you file your comment on paper, write ‘‘Andrew N. Finkel, File No. 102 3206’’ on your comment and on the envelope, and mail or deliver it to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H–113 (Annex D), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. If possible, submit your paper comment to the Commission by courier or overnight service. Visit the Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov to read this Notice and the news release describing it. The FTC Act and other laws that the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments that it receives on or before October 10, 2011. You can find more information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, in the Commission’s privacy policy, at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.htm. 1 In particular, the written request for confidential treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 179 (Thursday, September 15, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57041-57043]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-23594]


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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

[File No. 102 3205]


Kobe Brown and Gregory W. Pearson, dba DERMAPPS; Analysis of 
Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Proposed Consent Agreement.

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SUMMARY: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged 
violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or 
practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to 
Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft 
complaint and the terms of the consent order--embodied in the consent 
agreement--that would settle these allegations.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 10, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by 
following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``DERMAPPS, File No. 102 
3205'' on your comment, and file your comment online at https://
ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/

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acneappconsent, by following the instructions on the web-based form. If 
you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail or deliver your comment 
to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the 
Secretary, Room H-113 (Annex D), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20580.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Ferguson (202-326-2361) or 
James A. Prunty (202-326-2438), FTC, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 600 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 6(f) of the Federal 
Trade Commission Act, 38 Stat. 721, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and Sec. 2.34 the 
Commission Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that 
the above-captioned consent agreement containing a consent order to 
cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final 
approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a 
period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public 
Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the 
allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of 
the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page 
(for September 8, 2011), on the World Wide Web, at http://www.ftc.gov/os/actions.shtm. A paper copy can be obtained from the FTC Public 
Reference Room, Room 130-H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20580, either in person or by calling (202) 326-2222.
    You can file a comment online or on paper. For the Commission to 
consider your comment, we must receive it on or before October 10, 
2011. Write ``DERMAPPS, File No. 102 3205'' on your comment. Your 
comment--including your name and your state--will be placed on the 
public record of this proceeding, including, to the extent practicable, 
on the public Commission Web site, at http://www.ftc.gov/os/publiccomments.shtm. As a matter of discretion, the Commission tries to 
remove individuals' home contact information from comments before 
placing them on the Commission Web site.
    Because your comment will be made public, you are solely 
responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any 
sensitive personal information, like anyone's Social Security number, 
date of birth, driver's license number or other state identification 
number or foreign country equivalent, passport number, financial 
account number, or credit or debit card number. You are also solely 
responsible for making sure that your comment does not include any 
sensitive health information, like medical records or other 
individually identifiable health information. In addition, do not 
include any ``[t]rade secret or any commercial or financial information 
which is obtained from any person and which is privileged or 
confidential,'' as provided in Section 6(f) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 
46(f), and FTC Rule 4.10(a)(2), 16 CFR 4.10(a)(2). In particular, do 
not include competitively sensitive information such as costs, sales 
statistics, inventories, formulas, patterns, devices, manufacturing 
processes, or customer names.
    If you want the Commission to give your comment confidential 
treatment, you must file it in paper form, with a request for 
confidential treatment, and you have to follow the procedure explained 
in FTC Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).\1\ Your comment will be kept 
confidential only if the FTC General Counsel, in his or her sole 
discretion, grants your request in accordance with the law and the 
public interest.
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    \1\ In particular, the written request for confidential 
treatment that accompanies the comment must include the factual and 
legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions 
of the comment to be withheld from the public record. See FTC Rule 
4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c).
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    Postal mail addressed to the Commission is subject to delay due to 
heightened security screening. As a result, we encourage you to submit 
your comments online. To make sure that the Commission considers your 
online comment, you must file it at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/acneappconsent by following the instructions on the web-based form. 
If this Notice appears at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home, you also 
may file a comment through that website.
    If you file your comment on paper, write ``DERMAPPS, File No. 102 
3205'' on your comment and on the envelope, and mail or deliver it to 
the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the 
Secretary, Room H-113 (Annex D), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20580. If possible, submit your paper comment to the 
Commission by courier or overnight service.
    Visit the Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov to read this 
Notice and the news release describing it. The FTC Act and other laws 
that the Commission administers permit the collection of public 
comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. The 
Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments that 
it receives on or before October 10, 2011. You can find more 
information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, in 
the Commission's privacy policy, at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.htm.

Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment

    The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has 
accepted, subject to final approval, an agreement containing a consent 
order from Kobe Brown and Gregory W. Pearson, dba DERMAPPS 
(``respondents'').
    The proposed consent order (``proposed order'') has been placed on 
the public record for thirty (30) days for receipt of comments by 
interested persons. Comments received during this period will become 
part of the public record. After thirty (30) days, the Commission will 
again review the agreement and the comments received, and will decide 
whether it should withdraw from the agreement and take appropriate 
action or make final the agreement's proposed order.
    This matter involves the advertising of a mobile software 
application (``app'') called AcneApp which respondents developed and 
sold in Apple's iTunes Store. Respondents claimed that AcneApp 
effectively treats acne. The instructions for this app directed 
consumers to hold the light-emitting display screen next to the area of 
skin to be treated for several minutes each day.
    The Commission's complaint alleges that respondents violated 
Sections 5 and 12 of the FTC Act by claiming, without substantiation, 
that the app provided an effective treatment for acne. The complaint 
also alleges that the respondents falsely represented that a study 
published in the British Journal of Dermatology proves that blue and 
red light therapy, such as that provided by AcneApp, is an effective 
treatment for acne.
    The proposed consent order contains provisions designed to prevent 
respondents from engaging in similar practices in the future. Part I of 
the order prohibits respondents from making any representation that 
AcneApp, or any other device, as defined by Section 15 of the FTC Act, 
provides effective treatment for acne, unless respondents have 
competent and reliable scientific evidence to substantiate that claim.
    Part II of the order requires respondents to have competent and 
reliable scientific evidence before making any safety, performance, 
benefits, or efficacy claim about any device.

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    Part III of the order is a standard order provision relating to 
establishment claims, prohibiting the misrepresentation of any 
research, tests, or studies.
    Part IV of the order requires respondents, within 15 days of the 
order, to pay the Commission $14,294.
    The remaining parts of the proposed order are standard provisions 
regarding record-keeping, dissemination of the order to officers and 
employees, prior notification to the Commission of corporate changes, 
notification of new employment, filing compliance of reports, and 
sunsetting of the order.
    The purpose of this analysis is to facilitate public comment on the 
proposed order, and it is not intended to constitute an official 
interpretation of the agreement and proposed order or to modify in any 
way their terms.

    By direction of the Commission.
Donald S. Clark,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-23594 Filed 9-14-11; 8:45 am]
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