[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 69 (Tuesday, April 11, 1995)]
[Pages 18405-18406]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-8856]



[Dkt. C-3563]

Abovo, Inc., et al.; Prohibited Trade Practices, and Affirmative 
Corrective Actions

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Consent order.


SUMMARY: In settlement of alleged violations of federal law prohibiting 
unfair acts and practices and unfair methods of competition, this 
consent order prohibits, among other things, a Massachusetts company 
and its president from making false or unsubstantiated performance 
claims about any communication aid they offer in the future, and from 
making representations concerning the efficacy of their communication 
devices in enabling individuals with disabilities to communicate 
through facilitated communication, unless the respondents possess 
competent and reliable scientific evidence to substantiate the 

DATES: Complaint and Order issued March 22, 1995.\1\

    \1\Copies of the Complaint and the Decision and Order are 
available from the Commission's Public Reference Branch, H-130, 6th 
Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Klurfeld or Kerry O'Brien, San 
Francisco Regional Office, Federal Trade Commission, 901 Market St., 
Suite 570, San Francisco, CA 94103. (415) 744-7920.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Wednesday, January 4, 1995, there was 
[[Page 18406]] published in the Federal Register 60 FR 464, a proposed 
consent agreement with analysis in the Matter of Above, Inc., et al., 
for the purpose of soliciting public comment. Interested parties were 
given sixty (60) days in which to submit comments, suggestions or 
objections regarding the proposed form of the order.
    No comments have been received, the Commission has ordered the 
issuance of the complaint in the form contemplated by the agreement, 
made its jurisdictional findings and entered an order to cease and 
desist, as set forth in the proposed consent agreement, in disposition 
of this proceeding.

(Sec. 6, 38 Stat. 721; 15 U.S.C. 46. Interprets or applies sec. 5, 
38 Stat. 719, as amended; 15 U.S.C. 45, 52)
Donald S. Clark,
[FR Doc. 95-8856 Filed 4-10-95; 8:45 am]