Manufacturers need to be careful in the New Year to start complying with new laws in New York and California expanding consumers’ right to repair certain products. California joined the right-to-repair movement with the passing of its Right to Repair Act, effective July 1, 2024.

The law will require electronic or appliance product manufacturers to provide documentation and functional parts and tools to product owners and service and repair facilities/dealers, on fair and reasonable terms, to facilitate the diagnosis, maintenance, or repair of a product. These requirements last for at least three years for products priced between $50 and $99.99 and for at least seven years after the product was last manufactured for products priced at $100 or more, regardless of any warranty policies.Continue Reading To Repair or Replace? California and New York Enact Right-to-Repair Laws