COUNCIL SUGGESTS REVISIONS IN FTC CARE LABELING PROPOSAL

by Council on Wage and Price Stability on September 24, 1976
by Council on Wage and Price Stability

In a filing today, the Council on Wage and Price Stability suggested several revisions for rules on permanent care labeling of textile products proposed by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) The Commission’s proposed revisions of current ‘rules would extend the present required labeling of apparel to include a broad category of household furnishings, carpets and rugs, and intermediate textile products. Under these rules, care labels specify laundering and ‘cleaning techniques and must be permanently attached by manufacturers.

Commenting on the proposal, the Council’s Acting Director, William Lilley stated, “We are deeply concerned that consumers gain valuable information as a result of the FTC’s rules. In certain cases, we believe confusion will be generated by the specified labels, bringing increased costs to a large body of consumers. There are also indications that the FTC’s rules could result in the production of many unnecessary labels.”

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