16 CFR 702.1 - Definitions.

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§ 702.1 Definitions.

(a)The Act means the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act, 15 U.S.C. 2301, et seq.

(b)Consumer product means any tangible personal property which is distributed in commerce and which is normally used for personal, family, or household purposes (including any such property intended to be attached to or installed in any real property without regard to whether it is so attached or installed). Products which are purchased solely for commercial or industrial use are excluded solely for purposes of this part.

(c)Written warranty means -

(1) Any written affirmation of fact or written promise made in connection with the sale of a consumer product by a supplier to a buyer which relates to the nature of the material or workmanship and affirms or promises that such material or workmanship is defect free or will meet a specified level of performance over a specified period of time, or

(2) Any undertaking in writing in connection with the sale by a supplier of a consumer product to refund, repair, replace or take other remedial action with respect to such product in the event that such product fails to meet the specifications set forth in the undertaking,

which written affirmation, promise, or undertaking becomes part of the basis of the bargain between a supplier and a buyer for purposes other than resale of such product.

(d)Warrantor means any supplier, manufacturer, or other person who gives or offers to give a written warranty.

(e)Seller means any person who sells or offers for sale for purposes other than resale or use in the ordinary course of the buyer's business any consumer product.

(f)Supplier means any person engaged in the business of making a consumer product directly or indirectly available to consumers.

(g)Manufacturer means any person engaged in the business of making a consumer product.

[40 FR 60189, Dec. 31, 1975, as amended at 52 FR 7574, Mar. 12, 1987; 81 FR 63669, Sept. 15, 2016]

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Title 16 published on 2015-12-04

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 16 CFR Part 702 after this date.

  • 2016-09-15; vol. 81 # 179 - Thursday, September 15, 2016
    1. 81 FR 63664 - Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions; Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms
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      FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
      Final rule.
      Effective on October 17, 2016.
      16 CFR Parts 701 and 702

Title 16 published on 2015-12-04.

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  • 2016-09-15; vol. 81 # 179 - Thursday, September 15, 2016
    1. 81 FR 63664 - Disclosure of Written Consumer Product Warranty Terms and Conditions; Pre-Sale Availability of Written Warranty Terms
      GPO FDSys: XML | Text
      FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
      Final rule.
      Effective on October 17, 2016.
      16 CFR Parts 701 and 702