Dollar Tree, Inc. and Family Dollar Stores, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting 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 ordersembodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') to extend through November 30, 2018, the current Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA'') clearance for the information collection requirements in the FTC Red Flags, Card Issuers, and Address Discrepancies Rules \1\ (``Rules''). That clearance expires on November 30, 2015.
Final Action Concerning Review of Interpretations of Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act; Rule Governing Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions; Rule Governing Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms; Rule Governing Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures; and Guides for the Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees
The Federal Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is announcing its final action in connection with the review of a set of warranty-related Rules and Guides: The Interpretations of the Magnuson- Moss Warranty Act (``Interpretations'' or ``part 700''); the Rule Governing Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions (``Rule 701''); the Rule Governing Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms (``Rule 702''); the Rule Governing Informal Dispute Settlement Procedures (``Rule 703''); and the Guides for the Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees (``the Guides'' or ``part 239''). The Interpretations represent the Commission's views on various aspects of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (``the Act'' or ``MMWA''), and are intended to clarify the Act's requirements. Rule 701 specifies the information that must appear in a written warranty on a consumer product. Rule 702 details the obligations of sellers and warrantors to make warranty information available to consumers prior to purchase. Rule 703 specifies the minimum standards required for any informal dispute settlement mechanism that is incorporated into a written consumer product warranty, and that the consumer must use prior to pursuing any legal remedies in court. The Guides are intended to help advertisers avoid unfair or deceptive practices in the advertising of warranties or guarantees.