The FTC’s past week invited change as the Commission finalized an updated Energy Labeling Rule and welcomed two new senior agency leaders. This story and more after the jump.
FTC Settles Actions Against Manufacturers for Illegal Repair Restrictions in Warranties
By Lauren B. Aronson & Amy Pauli on
Posted in Federal Trade Commission, FTC
On July 7, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) announced it is acting against grill manufacturer Weber-Stephen Products, LLC, arguing that Weber’s warranties illegally restrict consumers’ right-to-repair. The Weber complaint is the third salvo in the FTC’s recent string of right-to-repair administrative complaints, after issuing two similar complaints against Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC and MWE Investments, LLC mere weeks prior. The FTC’s recent action thus signals that it will continue prioritizing enforcement of tying rules under the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (“MMWA”).…
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