• Update: Regulations Implementing E-Warranty Law Now in Effect
  • November 17, 2016 | Authors: Cynthia G. Fischer; Christian Moretti; Daniel M. Pereira
  • Law Firms: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - New York Office; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • New regulations governing warranties on consumer products will make it easier and more cost-effective for consumer product manufacturers and suppliers to satisfy the federally-mandated warranty notification requirements. On September 6, 2016, the FTC announced its approval of new regulations implementing the provisions of the EWarranty Act of 2015. The E-Warranty Act, signed into law by President Obama last September, modernized the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 (the “MMWA”) by allowing manufacturers and suppliers of retail products to publish the terms and conditions of consumer product warranties online rather than including them with the products themselves. The new rules became effective on October 17, 2016.