Amplifiers in home entertainment products; Amplifiers (ICS 33.160.10), Equipment for entertainment (ICS 97.200)
Trade Regulation Rule Relating to Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC" or "Commission") seeks public comment on proposed amendments to the Trade Regulation Rule Relating to Power Output Claims for Amplifiers Utilized in Home Entertainment Products ("Amplifier Rule" or "Rule"). The proposed amendments modify the previous proposal by updating a required test condition (total harmonic distortion), improving differentiation between power output disclosures that comply with the Rule's testing methods and those that do not, and modernizing as well as clarifying Rule language considering the foregoing modifications. Additionally, the proposed amendments now formalize prior Commission guidance on applying the Rule to multichannel amplifiers.
DATES: Written comments must be received on or before 20 October 2023. Parties interested in an opportunity to present views orally should submit a request to do so as explained below, and such requests must be received on or before 20 October 2023.