FTC Proposes Amplifier Rule Amendment

Updates would clarify amplifier power output for accurate consumer comparison.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed amendments to its Amplifier Rule, which is intended to help consumers make more accurate comparisons of home entertainment amplifiers. The rule, established in 1974 and last revised in 2008, regulates power output claims for these products to prevent deceptive advertising practices.

After receiving public feedback in 2020 and 2022, the FTC has proposed uniform test conditions for measuring amplifier power output, improved differentiation between compliant and non-compliant disclosures, and updated language. The FTC also plans to authorize guidance on applying the rule to multichannel amplifiers. The proposed amendments, which received unanimous approval, will be published in the Federal Register and available for public comments for 60 days.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the FTC as they seek to amend the Amplifier Rule.
  • For discernment for Chair Lina Khan as she heads the commission.

Sources: Federal Trade Commission


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