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FTC warned Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft about illegal warranties

Engadget ------- Last month, the FTC sent letters to six companies informing them that their product warranties were violating US law. Though there are some exceptions, under the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, voiding a warranty because a customer didn't use a specified part or repair provider isn't generally allowed. The FTC called out six companies for warranty language that did just that, though -- required certain parts or services to be used in order to preserve a warranty. The agency didn't say which companies received letters, but Motherboard filed a Freedom of Information Act request and found that Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Hyundai, HTC and ASUS were the recipients. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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