Toys R Us will pay $1.3M penalty to FTC

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The Federal Trade Commission says Toys R Us has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle civil charges that it violated an agency order barring it from discussing its discount-chain competitors with its suppliers.

The FTC says between 1999 and 2010 Toys R Us violated the order by complaining via its Babies R Us subsidiary to several suppliers about the discounts other retailers were giving on baby products and requesting information about how companies supplied products to discounters.

The FTC says Toys R Us also deleted some emails of employees who left the company that it was required to keep. The 1998 order came about after the FTC found Toys R Us used its top U.S. toy retailer position to stop toy makers from selling some toys to warehouse clubs.