PA 15-136—HB 6451

General Law Committee

AN ACT PROHIBITING MANDATORY REGISTRATION FOR CERTAIN CONSUMER WARRANTY COVERAGE

SUMMARY: This act prohibits manufacturers, distributors, or retailers from conditioning the initial term of an express warranty for consumer goods on the consumer registering the goods. The act does not provide any penalties for violations.

Under the act, an “express warranty” is a written statement arising from a sale of consumer goods to a consumer in which the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer agrees to preserve, maintain, or provide compensation for a failure in the utility or performance of the goods. “Consumer goods” are goods used or bought for use primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2015

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