Tuesday, April 19, 2011
EnergyGuide Violations Cost Online Retailer a $100,000 FTC Fine
An online appliance retailer agreed to pay a $100,000 penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges over its failure to comply with EnergyGuide requirements, while another online retailer faces a $540,000 fine for ignoring an FTC letter for similar violations.
Universal Appliances, Kitchens, and Baths Inc. of Ventura, Calif., which does business as Universal-akb.com, agreed to settle FTC charges that it failed to publish mandatory EnergyGuide information on its websites to educate consumers about the energy usage of the major home appliances it carries.
Posted by Brian King at 7:00 PM