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FTC's Textile Rules are Changing

By Sarah Robertson, Susan Progoff, and Fara Sunderji

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is in the process of revising and updating its Textile Rules that operate in association with the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, 15 U.S.C. ยง 70. The proposed changes may impact provisions on fiber naming, country of origin identification, e-commerce, and guarantees. Interestingly, however, the FTC is considering allowing manufacturers to create hang-tags that disclose fiber names, trademarks and non-deceptive performance claims, without disclosing a product's complete fiber content, as currently required. To prevent consumers from being misled about the limited amount of information presented on such hang-tags, the FTC has proposed a requirement for manufactures to include a disclaimer, such as "This tag does not disclose the product's full fiber content,'' or ''See other label for the product's full fiber content." The FTC sought public comments on all of the proposed changes through July 8, 2013.

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