Continuing its recent enforcement trend, the FTC took action against national retailers Kohls and Walmart for deceptive environmental claims by utilizing its Penalty Offense Authority. The commission has not only asked the court to order both retailers to stop making deceptive green claims but also pay the largest-ever civil penalty in this area.
Continuing to up its enforcement game, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a proposed order to stop two companies from continuing to promote and sell supplements after using baseless health claims. While this order is not finalized and does not include any direct sellers, it is yet another regulatory action to watch.
The FTC has announced a tentative agenda for its Open Commission Meeting on February 17 and one of the main topics is of particular interest to the direct selling industry. Amond other items, the commission is planning to discuss and vote on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Concerning Earnings Claims.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued letters today (January 19, 2022) warning more than 20 companies - including some direct sellers - to immediately stop making baseless claims regarding their products treating or preventing COVID-19.
Momentum Factor, a leading global provider of online risk mitigation applications and services, has again donated funds to Casita Linda in order to build a house for an impoverished family in Guanajuato, Mexico. Of note, this marks the fourth home funded by the firm since 2018.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has put more than 1,100 businesses, including many direct sales companies, on notice that if they deceive or mislead consumers about potential earnings, the agency may use its authority to target them with large civil penalties.
The FDA and the FTC posted warning letters to 10 companies for illegally selling dietary supplements that claim to cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent diabetes, in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).
BBB National Programs’ Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC), in partnership with the Direct Selling Association (DSA), today released new Guidance on Earnings Claims that defines and identifies earnings claims to ensure all representations made by direct-selling companies or members of their salesforce comply with legal and self-regulatory standards.