RadioShack, Others Fined For Not Labeling Analog TVs
Six retail outlets, including RadioShack, Ultimate Electronics and others, were fined a total of $100,000 by the federal government on Wednesday, for failing to adhere to regulations on labeling analog television sets, Broadcasting and Cable reported. The fines were assessed by the Federal Communications Commission.
The FCC issued a rule in May that retailers must notify customers, through markings on or near the actual products, if TVs they are selling are not digitally compliant, in preparation for the ceasing of over-the-air broadcasting in February of 2009. RadioShack, after “willful and repeated violations,” was fined $16,000.
Also fined were Fred Meyer and Ultimate Electronics ($24,000 each), Boscov’s (also for $16,000), and Gregg Appliances and Trans World Entertainment (owner of the FYE chain), for $8,000 a piece.