16 CFR 305.20 - Paper catalogs and websites.

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§ 305.20 Paper catalogs and websites.
(a) Any manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or private labeler who advertises in a catalog, a covered product (except ceiling fan, fluorescent lamp ballasts, metal halide lamp fixtures, general service fluorescent lamps, medium base compact fluorescent lamps, general service incandescent lamps including incandescent reflector lamps, showerheads, faucets, water closets, or urinals) shall include in such catalog either the EnergyGuide labels prepared in accordance with §§ 305.11 and 305.12 for products they offer or the following information:
(1) The capacity of the model on each page that lists the covered product.
(2) The estimated annual operating costs for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, freezers, clothes washers, dishwashers, room air conditioners, and water heaters as determined in accordance with § 305.5 and appendix K of this part on each page that lists the covered product.
(3) A statement conspicuously placed in the catalog:
(i) For refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers (fill in the blanks with the appropriate year and energy cost figures):
Your operating costs will depend on your utility rates and use. The estimated operating cost is based on a [Year] national average electricity cost of [ ___ cents per kWh].
For more information, visit www.ftc.gov/appliances.
(ii) For room air conditioners and water heaters, (fill in the blanks with the appropriate year and energy cost figures):
Your operating costs will depend on your utility rates and use. The estimated operating cost is based on a [Year] national average [electricity, natural gas, propane, or oil] cost of [$ ___ per kWh, therm, or gallon].
For more information, visit www.ftc.gov/appliances.
(iii) For clothes washers and dishwashers, (fill in the blanks with the appropriate information such as the year, and the energy cost figures):
Your operating costs will depend on your utility rates and use. The estimated operating cost is based on [4 washloads a week for dishwashers, or 8 washloads a week for clothes washers] and a [Year] national average cost of ___ cents per kWh for electricity and $ ___ per therm for natural gas.
For more information, visit www.ftc.gov/appliances.
(4) The energy efficiency or thermal efficiency ratings for pool heaters, central air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces (including boilers) as determined in accordance with § 305.5 on each page that lists the covered product.
(b) Any manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or private labeler who advertises fluorescent lamp ballasts that are “covered products,” as defined in § 305.2(l), and to which standards are applicable under section 325 of the Act, in a catalog, from which they may be purchased by cash, charge account or credit terms, shall disclose conspicuously in such catalog, in each description of such fluorescent lamp ballasts, a capital letter “E” printed within a circle.
(c)
(1) Any manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or private labeler who advertises in a catalog a covered product that is a general service fluorescent lamp or general service lamp shall disclose clearly and conspicuously in such catalog:
(i) On each page listing any covered product that is a general service lamp, all the information concerning that lamp required by § 305.15 of this part to be disclosed on the lamp's package labeling either in the form of the manufacturer's Lighting Facts label prepared pursuant to § 305.15 or otherwise in a clear and conspicuous manner. For the “Light Appearance” disclosure required by § 305.15(b)(3)(iv), the catalog need only disclose the lamp's correlated color temperature in Kelvin (e.g., 2700 K); and
(ii) On each page listing a covered product that is a general service fluorescent lamp or an incandescent reflector lamp, all the information required by § 305.15 of this part to be disclosed on the lamp's package labeling according to the following format:
(A) The encircled “E” shall appear with each lamp entry; and
(B) The accompanying statement described in § 305.15(d)(1) shall appear at least once on the page.
(2) Any manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or private labeler who advertises a covered product that is a general service fluorescent lamp, medium base compact fluorescent lamp, or general service incandescent lamp (including an incandescent reflector lamp), in a catalog who makes any representation in such catalog regarding the cost of operation of such lamp shall clearly and conspicuously disclose in close proximity to such representation the assumptions upon which it is based, including, e.g., purchase price, unit cost of electricity, hours of use, patterns of use.
(d) Any manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or private labeler who advertises a covered product that is a showerhead, faucet, water closet, or urinal in a catalog, from which it may be purchased, shall include in such catalog, on each page that lists the covered product, the product's water use, expressed in gallons and liters per minute (gpm and L/min) or per cycle (gpc and L/cycle) or gallons and liters per flush (gpf and Lpf) as specified in § 305.16.
(e) Any manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or private labeler who advertises metal halide lamp fixtures manufactured on or after January 1, 2009 in a catalog prepared after July 1, 2009, from which they may be purchased by cash, charge account or credit terms, shall disclose conspicuously in such catalog, in each description of such metal halide lamp fixture, a capital letter “E” printed within a circle.
(f) Any manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or private labeler who advertises a covered product that is a ceiling fan in a catalog, from which it may be purchased, shall disclose clearly and conspicuously in such catalog, on each page that lists the covered product, all the information concerning the product required by § 305.13(a)(1).
(g) Televisions offered for sale on the Internet. Any manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or private labeler that advertises televisions on the Internet in a manner that qualifies as a catalog under this part shall disclose energy information as follows:
(1) Content . For each covered television, the Internet seller must display the EnergyGuide label prepared in accordance with § 305.17. The seller may hyperlink to the label as long as it leads directly to the label and the hyperlink is an icon in the form of Sample Icon 13 in appendix L.
(2) Format. The EnergyGuide label or the icon must appear clearly and conspicuously, and in close proximity to the television's price, on each webpage that contains a detailed description of the television and its price. The scale size of the icon and/or the label prototypes in appendix L may be altered to accommodate the webpage's design, as long as the icon and/or label remain clear and conspicuous to consumers viewing the page.
(h) Televisions offered for sale in paper catalogs. Any manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or private labeler that advertises televisions in a paper publication that qualifies as a catalog under this Part shall disclose energy information as follows:
(1) Content. For each covered television, the paper catalog must either:
(i) Display the EnergyGuide label prepared in accordance with § 305.17, or
(ii)
(A) State the estimated annual energy cost determined in accordance with § 305.5, and
(B) State the following: “Your energy cost depends on your utility rates and use. The estimated cost is based on 11 cents per kWh and 5 hours of use per day. For more information, visit http://www.ftc.gov/energy.”
(2) Format. The required disclosure must appear clearly and conspicuously, and in close proximity to the television's price, on each page that displays the television and its price. If a catalog displays the EnergyGuide label pursuant to paragraph (h)(1)(i) of this section, the size of the label may be altered to accommodate the paper catalog's design, as long as the label remains clear and conspicuous to consumers. If a catalog includes the statements in paragraph (h)(1)(ii) of this section, the statements must be clear and conspicuous to consumers. If a catalog displays multiple covered televisions on a page, the statement in paragraph (h)(1)(ii)(B) of this section may be displayed only once per page as long as it is clear and conspicuous.
[59 FR 34036, July 1, 1994, as amended at 59 FR 49564, Sept. 28, 1994; 59 FR 67530, Dec. 29, 1994; 60 FR 14211, Mar. 16, 1995. Redesignated at 72 FR 49971, Aug. 29, 2007, as amended at 72 FR 49974, Aug. 29, 2007; 73 FR 39226, July 9, 2008; 73 FR 63068, Oct. 23, 2008; 75 FR 41716, July 19, 2010; 76 FR 1051, Jan. 6, 2011]
Editorial Note:
At 75 FR 41716, July 19, 2010, § 305.20 was amended in parargraph (a)(1) by removing the phrase “medium base compact fluorescent lamps, general service incandescent lamps including incandescent reflector lamps” and adding in its place “general service lamps” however, the amendment could not be incorporated because the phrase does not appear in paragraph (a)(1).

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