Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') is extending until June 18, 2007 the deadline for filing comments on the Guides and on two consumer surveys commissioned by the Commission concerning the interpretation of consumer endorsements.
Trade Regulation Rule Relating to Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'' or ``Commission'') has completed its review, pursuant to a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (``SNPR''), of the testing procedures for multichannel ``home theater'' amplifiers under the Trade Regulation Rule Relating to Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products (``Rule'' or ``Amplifier Rule''). The Commission has determined not to amend the Rule at this time and to place the Rule on its regular review schedule for 2008 as part of the Commission's ongoing systematic review of Federal Trade Commission rules and guides. Until the Commission provides further guidance regarding which channels need be associated for purposes of rating multichannel amplifiers, the Commission will not enforce the association requirement of Section 432.2 of the Rule as it relates to the continuous power output per channel ratings for multichannel amplifiers. The Commission, however, will continue to enforce the other provisions of the Rule with regard to multichannel amplifiers.