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Paint Manufacturers Settle with FTC on Claims of Misleading Consumers - Green Building, Green...

FOR MORE INFORMATION EcoHome Product Review: Interior Paint Here's how to use the latest criteria to find the best interior paint options. Paint companies Sherwin-Williams and PPG Architectural Finishes have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers to believe that some of their paints are free of potentially harmful VOCs. The two companies agreed to settlements with the FTC requiring them to stop making the allegedly deceptive claim that their Dutch Boy Refresh and Pure Performance interior paints, respectively, contain “zero” VOCs. According to the agency, while this may be true for the uncolored “base” paints, it is not true for tinted paint, which typically has much higher levels of the compounds, and which consumers usually buy. The FTC’s administrative complaints against Sherwin-Williams and PPG charge the companies with violating t...

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