Razer, Inc. to Pay More Than $1.1 Million for Misrepresenting the Performance and Efficacy of Supposed “N95-Grade” Zephyr Face Masks

The sellers of a supposed N95-grade face mask called the Zephyr will pay more than $1.1 million to provide full refunds to consumers nationwide, as well as a civil penalty, under a proposed settlement the Federal Trade Commission announced today. The stipulated…

FTC Approves Modifications to Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s Registration Rule

The Federal Trade Commission has issued an order approving modifications that the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority has proposed to its Registration Rule. The rule modifications aim to enhance the safety and welfare of horses the Authority oversees by enabling it to have…

FTC Issues Report to Congress on Collaboration with State Attorneys General

The Federal Trade Commission today issued a report to Congress detailing the FTC’s law enforcement cooperation with state attorneys general (AGs) nationwide and presenting best practices to ensure continued effective collaboration. The report, directed by the FTC Collaboration Act of 2021, “Working…

FTC Sends $1.2 Million in Refunds to Consumers Harmed by Deceptive Investment Claims

The Federal Trade Commission is sending $1.2 million in refunds to consumers who paid for the advice of supposed experts based on deceptive claims of substantial investment profits. Image The FTC sued Wealthpress in January 2023 along with two of its owners, Roger…

FTC Sends Nearly $62 Million in Refunds to Sellers Deceived by Online Real Estate Listing Service Opendoor Labs

The Federal Trade Commission is sending nearly $62 million in refunds to sellers deceived by advertising and marketing claims made by online real estate business Opendoor Labs, Inc. According to the FTC’s August 2022 complaint, Opendoor cheated home sellers by tricking them into…

FTC Issues Third Report on E-Cigarette Advertising and Sales in the U.S.

The Federal Trade Commission today issued its third report on e-cigarette sales and advertising nationwide, which shows that the combined sales of cartridge-based and disposable e-cigarette products to U.S. consumers by nine leading manufacturers increased by approximately $370 million between 2020 and 2021,…

FTC to Hold Virtual Informal Hearing on April 24, 2024 As Part of its Review of the Proposed Rule Prohibiting Junk Fees

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a virtual informal hearing on April 24, 2024, on its proposed Rule on Unfair or Deceptive Fees, commonly known as junk fees. During the hearing, which will be open to the public and viewable on the…

FTC Sends More Than $527,000 in Refunds to Bountiful Consumers Deceived By “Review Hijacking” on Amazon.com

The Federal Trade Commission is sending more than $527,000 in refunds to consumers who bought certain Nature’s Bounty and Sundown vitamins and supplements from Amazon.com. The FTC alleged that these products were marketed deceptively by The Bountiful Company. According to the FTC’s…

Federal Trade Commission Extends Public Comment Period on Proposed Improvements to the Energy Labeling Rule

The Federal Trade Commission is extending the deadline for the public to comment on a notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the EnergyGuide Labeling Rule. The new deadline is now April 19, 2024. In the notice published on February 2, 2024, the Commission…