The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued technical corrections to its Appliance Labeling Rule (16 C.F.R. Part 305) effective July 19, 2011. The changes include catalog requirements for ceiling fans that were inadvertently left out of the Code of Federal Regulations and corrected text on labels for instantaneous water heaters.

FTC’s amendments state that “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 information concerning the product required by § 305.13(a)(1).” FTC has also corrected instantaneous water heater labels by changing the phrase “First Hour Rating” to “Capacity (maximum flow rate); gallons per minute (gpm).” See Federal Register, November 3, 2010.