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§7.12 Consumer Warranty Act—Scope

 
Lesson 7:
Consumer
Protection
& Warranties

The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act [CC §§1790 et seq] governs express and implied warranties of merchantability and fitness on all new consumer goods sold at retail. [CC §§1792–1792.2.] The Act also imposes a duty on those who install, service, or repair new or used consumer goods to do so in a good and workmanlike manner. [CC §§1796–1796.5.]

The Song-Beverly Act applies to:

  • Retail sales of new consumer goods sold at retail and purchased primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, except for clothing and consumables. [CC §1791(a).] The Act imposes implied warranties on most retail sales of consumer goods. [See CC §§1791.1(a), 1792.]

  • Consumer leases of consumer goods for more than four months, primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. [CC §1791(g).]
 
 
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