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Consumer Warranties – Protections for Consumers

Buyers of consumer products are often offered or sold warranties with the products they are purchasing, especially in the case of big purchases, like a car. What many consumers probably don’t know is that a federal law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, applies to many of these warranties and provides special protections for consumers. The purpose of the Act is to assist consumers in making informed decisions, and also to offer remedies to consumers.

One of the requirements under the Act is that the seller of the warranty must make a copy of the warranty readily available for examination by the prospective buyer. The seller of the warranty also cannot require the purchaser of the warranty to have repairs requested under the warranty performed by the seller, unless the service is provided for free.

If you were sold a warranty and have questions about it, contact the attorneys at Santoni, Vocci & Ortega, LLC for a consultation.