FTC warns companies that using "warranty void if removed" stickers is illegal

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    "Six major manufacturers must change their illegal warranty policies says the FTC...

    Last month we reported that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had sent letters out to six companies warning them that their warranty policies were anticompetitive.

    Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by Motherboard, we now know which six companies have received the warnings. The automobile manufacturer is Hyundai. The mobile device makers are Asus and HTC. The three big console makers Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, round out the group.

    The letters that these companies received from the FTC warn that their warranty practices may violate a 1975 law called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This statute states that a company cannot put repair restrictions on its products unless they provide the parts or services for free or are otherwise granted a waiver from the FTC..."

    https://www.techspot.com/news/74427-six-major-manufacturers-must-change-their-illegal-warranty.html
     
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    Microsoft Is Being Sued Over the Xbox One's Warranty-Void-if-Removed Sticker
    November 9, 2018
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...he-xbox-ones-warranty-void-if-removed-sticker
     
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