On the Radar: New rules protect consumers in door-to-door sales

Posted
May 11, 2018

As of March 1, businesses selling certain products or services can't phone people or come to their homes without being invited.

This month's On the Radar explains these new rules and reviews the existing rules that apply to most types of door-to-door sales.

What can no longer be sold door-to-door

The new rules say that unless they're invited, salespeople can't phone or come to someone's home to sell:

  • furnaces

  • air conditioners, cleaners, and purifiers

  • water heaters

  • water treatment devices including water softeners, purifiers, and filters

  • duct cleaning services

The new rules also apply to any products or services that do the same job as any of the items listed above.

On the Radar: New rules protect consumers in door-to-door sales