Sherwin-Williams, PPG To Stop Advertising Paint As VOC-Free

Law360, New York (October 25, 2012, 7:06 PM EDT) -- Sherwin-Williams Co. and a unit of PPG Industries Inc. have agreed to stop advertising that some of their paints are free of harmful chemicals, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday, after the commission found tinted versions of the paints contain volatile organic compounds.

Sherwin-Williams and PPG Architectural Finishes Inc. claimed that their tinted and untinted Dutch Boy Refresh and Pure Performance interior paints contain “zero” VOCs, the FTC said. While their untinted base paints are VOC-free, the FTC banned the companies from making such claims after...
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