Notice of Rejection of Non-Conforming Goods


Overview
- The Notice of Rejection of Non-Conforming Goods is a form letter a buyer sends to a seller who has sent goods inconsistent with an order.
- It is important first to understand the concept of "non-conforming goods."  Goods are considered to be non-conforming if they are not exactly the goods required by the contract.  
- Under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), if a seller delivers non-conforming goods, the buyer may reject all of the goods, accept all of the goods, or accept some and reject the rest.
- For a rejection to be effective, it must be made within a reasonable time after the goods are tendered for delivery or delivered, and the buyer must notify seller of the rejection.  
- After rejecting the goods, the buyer may not exercise any right of ownership.  The buyer must hold the goods and await instructions from the seller.
- It is important to note that acceptance occurs when the buyer, after a reasonable time to inspect the goods, either indicates that the goods conform to the contract or that they will be accepted even though they do not conform.  If a buyer does not promptly inspect the goods and reject them if non-conforming, a court may penalize the buyer and rule that buyer's inaction constitutes acceptance.

When You Need It
- To inform a seller that he has delivered improper goods.  
- This notice, when sent promptly, helps to establish the buyer's rights under the Uniform Commercial Code.


Getting Started

You will need:
- Name and address of the seller.
- Details of the agreement or purchase order, including the date of the agreement and a description of the products purchased. 
- Details of how the goods failed to conform to the agreement.
- The amount of the purchase price to be refunded.

When to Review and Revise 
- To correct the information contained in the notice.
- To draft another notice to rejecting non-conforming goods.