FTC staff sends warranty warnings

Warranty: Competition: Unfair competition: Deceptive competition: Consumer protection: Advertising: FTC: FTC Act §5:FTC staff sends warranty warningsBy: Lesley Fair | Apr 10, 2018FTC BlogRepublication https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2018/04/ftc-staff-sends-warranty-warnings(…) When consumers buy a product with a warranty, it’s with the expectation that businesses will stand by what they sell. But standing by your warranty won’t do customers much good if you disregard the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The FTC staff just sent warning letters to six companies, raising questions about statements the companies are making that appear to tie warranty coverage to consumers’ use of authorized parts or service, a practice that may violate both the Warranty Act and the FTC Act.According to the Mag-Moss Warranty Act:No warrantor of a consumer product may condition his written or implied warranty of such product on the…

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