Frequently Asked Questions
What is an implied warranty of merchantability?
An implied warranty of merchantability is a type of warranty that is automatically provided by the seller, as mandated by state law. This warranty guarantees that the product being sold is free from defects and is functional. It is an assurance that the product will work as expected and is of a certain quality. This type of warranty is usually limited to a period of 4 years. However, it's important to note that in some states, a seller can disclaim an implied warranty by explicitly stating that the item is sold "as-is". This means that the seller is not providing any warranty and the buyer is purchasing the product in its current condition, with all its faults. But there are certain states where items cannot be sold "as-is", including Connecticut, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and The District of Columbia. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is a federal regulation that requires sellers and manufacturers of consumer goods to clearly outline the terms of express warranties and to state the requirements for maintaining warranty coverage. This Act also allows sellers to limit an implied warranty to the duration of the express warranty.
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