Consumer protection legislation in Ohio is not new. The Print- ers Ink statute' promulgated in 1911 by the advertising trade magazine of that name, and adopted here and in forty-four other states, makes false advertising a crime. The state food and drug laws also provide criminal penalties for particular deceptive practices. Prohibition against "short" weights and measures is a form of consumer protection. The Retail Installment Sales Act regulates the credit aspect of sales to ultimate users of goods and services. The Deceptive Trade Practice Act subjects certain sales techniques to injunction. There is even a form of "truth-in-labeling" statute explicitly made applicable to consumer packages. And consumer interests are relevant to a number of miscellaneous state statutory provisions such as those dealing with the redemption of trading stamps, the rights of creditcard holders, and the marketing of insurance" and other services
Thomas D. Buckley Jr.,
Recent Consumer Protection Legislation in Ohio,
22 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol22/iss3/4