Submission Number: 00053
Commenter: Alexis Johnson
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Phusion Projects, LLC; Jaisen Freeman; Christopher Hunter; and Jeffrey Wright; FTC File No. 112 3084
Attachments: No Attachments
I urge that the Consent Agreement in matter 1123084 be rejected and that the matter be returned for appropriate findings and orders to ensure actual public safety and well being, as well as integrity in the marketplace of regulated human consumption.
Here is why:
1. There is no reason whatsoever for the FTC to consent to waiver of findings of fact and conclusions of law in this sort of matter. Detailed findings and detailed conclusions (and the bases for each) of law are precisely the sort of detail that the public needs for its own long range protection. Please remand for full findings and conclusions -- including findings and conclusions as to alcohol content, effective labelling and product packaging.
2. Whatever else can said, these toxic alcohol ingestion by mouth products -- in any volume whatsoever, -- should be required to contain a full disclosure of all ingredients in the beverage and a detailed disclosure of the source materials and constituent products contained in the drink that in turn contain alcohol.
3. A resealable top -- respectfully -- is less than useless on a beverage that is purchased expressly not to be resealed. It is as silly a suggestion as requiring clothes in a nudist colony. But, just as revealing.
4. Acquiescence and participation in this Consent Agreement makes the FTC a knowing participant to toxic and potentially fatal alcohol injection by mouth. Here, the FTC is projecting forward upon itself the opportunity to be a willing, but by its own inappropriate inaction also an impotent, witness to hundreds if not thousands of foreseeable future moments best described today as: "Amy Winehouse's last night."
5. This will eventually make the tobacco litigation look like a really, really small moment in a kiddie-parade.
6. You knew better.
Alexis H. Johnson