25 Feb '13, 2pm

EBN: FTC Moves Against False and Exaggerated Claims About Replacement Windows #windows #replacementwindows;

Newsbrief from Environmental Building News FTC Cracks Down on “Seriously” Exaggerated Window Claims By Erin Weaver If you’ve ever wondered just what a product guaranteeing “up to 50% savings” will deliver, you have something in common with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). FTC has reached a settlement with five manufacturers of replacement windows, part of a larger effort to rein in deceptive claims in environmental marketing . The companies named in the settlement (Serious Energy, Gorell Enterprises, Long Fence & Home, THV Holdings, and Winchester Industries) were found to have made unsubstantiated claims—for example, that their windows would “cut energy bills in half.” The settlement requires that statements about windows’ energy efficiency be supported by reliable evidence and prohibits “guarantees” that consumers will achieve a certain percentage of savings by r...

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2012/3/26/F...

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