The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA), is one of many vehicles that plaintiffs use to bring lawsuits over warranty claims. It is a federal statute that governs warranties on consumer products. The Federal Trade Commission has enacted regulations governing the disclosure of written consumer product warranty claims.
Just this month, the Federal Trade Commission completed a review of its Interpretations, Rules and Guides under the MMWA. One of the revisions that the FTC made was to clarify that under the MMWA, warranty language that implies to a consumer that warranty coverage is conditioned on the use of select parts or service is deceptive. The FTC wrote that “[g]enerally, the MMWA prohibits warrantors from conditioning warranties on the consumer’s use of a replacement product or repair service identified by brand or name, unless the article or service is provided without charge to the consumer or the warrantor has received a waiver.”
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