Congress passed a law in 2016 mandating that bulbs
We all need to manage our money – and avoid rip-offs.But servicemembers and their families also face unique challenges, like frequent relocations and deployment.
Now, energy data filers can do some one-stop shopping by submitting their required reports to a single place: the Department of Energy’s new online database, known as the Compliance Certification Management System (CCMS).There are still plenty of lighting options on the shelves at Home Depot; we’re saving families money; and we’re reducing harmful climate change emissions.”The “so what” is that the federal government is taking decisions out of the hands of families and businesses, destroying jobs, and restricting consumer choice in the market.We all have a wide variety of preferences regarding light bulbs.If you’d like details about how the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act was amended to recalculate penalties using a formula based on the percentage by which the Department of Labor’s October 2015 Consumer Price Index exceeds the Index for October in the year in which the penalty was enacted or last adjusted by law, the FTC has issued a Federal Register Notice explaining it.Energy-conscious – and budget-minded – consumers rely on those bright yellow Energy Guide labels on appliances and the Lighting Facts box on light bulbs to help them comparison-shop.If your products are covered by the Energy Labeling Rule, the FTC has taken action on two fronts that you’ll want to follow.
Look at those lists of the most admired companies in America and what do you notice about them? But many also enjoy stellar reputations for service after the sale.
Are manufacturers making it difficult (or even impossible) for consumers or independent shops to make product repairs? They’re all categories affected by four rules the FTC is putting under the regulatory microscope: the Picture Tube Rule, the Textile Rules, the Energy Labeling Rule, and the CAN-SPAM Rule.
Word has it there’s been some confusion as to whether the FTC’s “Lighting Facts” label requirements are still in place. When scammers and hackers attack small businesses, it hurts not only the businesses’ reputations and bottom line, but also the integrity of the marketplace.
Coldplay sang “Fix You,” but if the group had been referring to their tech devices, cars, or other products in need of repair, their efforts could have consumer protection ramifications.
A July 16, 2019, FTC event, Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions, will focus on the state of the repair marketplace. That may sound like an eclectic shopping list at a big box retailer, but they’re clues to an FTC development you and your clients should know about.
The law phased out 100-watt and 75-watt incandescent bulbs last year.