Tuesday, May 1, 2018

FTC Gives Console Makers 30 Days To Remove Warranty-Void-if-Removed Stickers

The FTC went as far as to say that it may take 'legal action' if companies don't change their warranty practices. Whoa.

The Federal Trade Commission put six companies on notice in early April for illegally telling customers that getting third-party repairs voids the warranty on their electronics. You’ve seen the stickers before and read the messages buried in end user license agreements. Plastered on the back of my PlayStation 4 is a little sticker that says “warranty void if removed.” That’s illegal.