Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

The U.S. Congress enacted the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act in 1975. The Act establishes three basic rules in the sale of products to consumers:

A seller-warrantor must designate its written warranty as either “full” or “limited.”

A seller-warrantor must state certain specified information about the coverage of the warranty in writing and in clear and easy-to read language.

A seller-warrantor must ensure that warranties are physically present where the consumer products are sold so that consumers can read them before buying.

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