One of the primary causes of concern in the recent movement toward greater consumer protection has been in the area of product warranties. Limited express warranties, liability disclaimers and ambiguous remedy
procedures often have been used by manufacturers and merchants to strip the consumer of all but a bare minimum of protection against defective products. Finding state laws incapable of adequately solving this problem, Congress preempted the field by enacting the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.' This Act makes major changes in the law of warranties and places much heavier legal burdens upon manufacturers and other warrantors. This comment will attempt to give the practicing attorney an understanding of the Magnuson-Moss Act and subsequent Federal Trade Commission regulations passed pursuant to that Act.
Richard H. Matthews,
A Guide to Federal Warranty Legislation-The Magnuson-Moss Act,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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