FTC Reaches Agreement With Brake Pad Co. Over Ad Claims

Law360 (March 25, 2020, 9:09 PM EDT) -- Michigan-based Federal-Mogul Motorparts LLC agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission administrative complaint Wednesday that alleged it made unsubstantiated claims about a type of aftermarket brake pad it sells, including that the product can stop certain vehicles "up to 50 feet sooner" than competing brake pads.

According to a proposed order and decision filed by the FTC, the company agreed to resolve the complaint and is prohibited from making such claims in the future unless the representation is “non-misleading” and supported by “competent and reliable scientific evidence.”

“Manufacturers of aftermarket auto parts must not make claims about the performance of their...

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