Limited Warranty


Overview
- This Limited Warranty statement is used by a manufacturer when selling tangible products.  A limited warranty does not usually promise that the product will be absolutely free of all problems, or that there is a "lifetime" warranty.
- This Limited Warranty should not be used with software.
- This Limited Warranty is for manufacturers selling tangible products even if they are not the manufacturer of those products.
- It is advisable for all manufacturers to provide a warranty statement.  If no warranty statement is provided, the manufacturer may become susceptible to "implied" warranties, including promises made by the sales staff.
- A limited warranty statement describes exactly what is warranted, disclaims all other potential warranties, establishes a procedure that the buyer must use to exercise the warranty, limits the manufacturer's liability for consequential damages and limits the manufacturer's liability, regardless of the basis of the claim
- Manufacturers of consumer products should take special care when using limited warranty statements.  The federal Magnuson-Moss Act, as well as many state laws, may affect the ability of manufacturers to impose limited warranty terms on products sold for personal, family or household use.  
- Some states have modified the standard UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) provisions to prohibit the disclaimer of implied warranties in the sale of consumer goods.

When You Need It
- To document a promise made by a manufacturer or seller that its products will meet certain standards for a period of time.  
- This Limited Warranty form should be used only with the sale of tangible products where there is no real negotiation between buyer and seller.  Limited warranty statements are most often used with products sold in volume, typically through mass market channels.  
- The limited warranty statement should be included with the product in its original packaging.  It may also be included with shipping documents, invoices, or in product advertising.


Getting Started

You will need:
- Name and address of the manufacturer.
- Details of the warranty period being offered.  
- Description of the product being offered with the warranty. 

When to Review and Revise 
- To correct the information contained in the document.
- To document the limited warranty for another product.  


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