The Federal Communications Commission proposed fining two retailers almost $500,000 combined for failing to label their analog-only TVs.
Stores are required by the FCC to label any such sets to warn customers that they will not work, at least for receiving full-power TV stations, without being hooked up to cable or a converter box.
Stores are not longer allowed to import or ship sets without digital-TV tuners, but they can still sell inventory off the shelf so long as they let buyers know what they are -- and aren't -- getting.
Value City received two previous warning for failing to label. The labels must be in large-enough type to be visible and placed in proximity to the sets.
Toys “R” Us was given eight warnings, according to the FCC.