Current as of: 2009
1. This chapter shall not apply to any of the following:
a . Merchandise offered or provided by any of the following persons, including business entities organized under Title XII by those persons and the officers, directors, employees, and agents of those persons or business entities, pursuant to a profession or business for which they are licensed or registered:
(1) Insurance companies subject to Title XIII.
(2) Attorneys licensed to practice law in this state.
(3) Financial institutions which includes any bank incorporated under the provisions of any state or federal law, any savings and loan association or savings bank incorporated under the provisions of any state or federal law, and any credit union organized under the provisions of any state or federal law, and any affiliate or subsidiary of a bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union.
(4) Persons or facilities licensed, certified, or registered under chapters 135B , 135C , 135J , 148 , 148A , 148B , 148C , 149 , 151 , 152 , 152A , 152B , 153 , 154 , 154B , 154C , 154D , 155A , 156 , 169 , 522B , 542 , 542B , 543B , 544A , or 544B .
b . Advertising by a retailer for a product, other than a drug or other product claiming to have a health-related benefit or use, if the advertising is prepared by a supplier, unless the retailer participated in the preparation of the advertisement or knew or should have known that the advertisement was deceptive, false, or misleading.
c . In connection with an advertisement that violates this chapter , the newspaper, magazine, publication, or other print media in which the advertisement appears, including the publisher of the newspaper, magazine, publication, or other print media in which the advertisement appears, or the radio station, television station, or other electronic media which disseminates the advertisement, including an employee, agent, or representative of the publisher, newspaper, magazine, publication or other print media, or the radio station, television station, or other electronic media.
d . The provision of local exchange carrier telephone service pursuant to a certificate issued under section 476.29 .
e . Public utilities as defined in section 476.1 that furnish gas by a piped distribution system or electricity to the public for compensation.
f . Any advertisement that complies with the statutes, rules, and regulations of the federal trade commission.
g . Conduct that is required or permitted by the orders or rules of, or a statute administered by, a federal, state, or local governmental agency.
h . An affirmative act that violates this chapter but is specifically required by other applicable law, to the extent that the actor could not reasonably avoid a violation of this chapter .
i . In any action relating to a charitable solicitation, an individual who has engaged in the charitable solicitation as an unpaid, uncompensated volunteer and who does not receive monetary gain of any sort from engaging in the solicitation.
j . The provision of cable television service or video service pursuant to a franchise under section 364.2 or 477A.2 .
k . A corporation holding one or more industrial loan licenses pursuant to chapter 536A and employing fewer than sixty full-time employees or a corporation holding one or more regulated loan licenses pursuant to chapter 536 and employing fewer than sixty full-time employees. For purposes of this paragraph, "corporation" means the same as defined in section 536A.2 .
2. "Material fact" as used in this chapter does not include repairs of damage to, adjustments on, or replacements of parts with new parts of otherwise new merchandise if the repairs, adjustments, or replacements are made to achieve compliance with factory specifications and are made before sale of the merchandise at retail and the actual cost of any labor and parts charged to or performed by a retailer for any such repairs, adjustments, and parts does not exceed three hundred dollars or ten percent of the actual cost to a retailer including freight of the merchandise, whichever is less, provided that the seller posts in a conspicuous place notice that repairs, adjustments, or replacements will be disclosed upon request. The exclusion provided in this subsection does not apply to the concealment, suppression, or omission of a material fact if the purchaser requests disclosure of any repair, adjustment, or replacement.
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