A Nintendo warranty lawsuit may be available to consumers who purchased a Nintendo game system with warranty language that potentially violates federal consumer protection laws. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent a letter to Nintendo of America in April 2018 warning them to change the language of their warranties or face possible legal action. Consumers who purchased Nintendo game systems with the warranty language in question may be able to pursue a legal claim with the help of a consumer fraud attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated consumer protection attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
NINTENDO GIVEN 30 DAYS TO COMPLY WITH WARRANTY ACT
The warranties being targeted potentially violate both the FTC Act and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. In part, the Act’s restrict companies from creating warranties that are conditioned upon using licensed parts and service providers.
In Nintendo’s case, their warranties included a line stating that “…this warranty shall not apply if this product is used with products not sold or licensed by Nintendo.” In other words, consumers who repaired or used their Nintendo game consoles with parts not licensed by Nintendo would potentially void their product warranty.
According to the FTC, voiding warranties on this basis is illegal. Furthermore, the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection claims that these warranties are bad for both consumers and the small businesses who offer competitive parts and services.
Nintendo received a warning letter from the FTC about their warranties in April, along with five other companies. The letter declared that Nintendo was “…..on notice that violations of Warranty and FTC Acts may result in legal action.” Nintendo was given 30 days to end their policy of voiding warranties and change their warranty language on their website, as well as any other materials where the warranty might be listed.
HOW A NINTENDO WARRANTY LAWSUIT CAN HELP
The FTC’s warning letter is the result of an effort to combat unfair warranty-voiding policies that are prevalent in the electronics and gaming system industries. The FTC and Warranty Acts both aim to protect consumers from warranties that are misleading or unfair.
When companies such as Nintendo are found to be in violation of these consumer protection laws, they should be held liable for any damages that result. Consumers who purchased a Nintendo game system containing potentially illegal warranty language may be eligible to pursue damages through a Nintendo warranty lawsuit and are encouraged to contact a consumer fraud attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
THE TIME YOU HAVE TO PURSUE A WARRANTY CLAIM IS LIMITED. CONTACT US TODAY.
For more information, contact the Attorney Group. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated consumer fraud attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.