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California Lemon Laws Are Not Just For Vehicles

On Behalf of | Jan 30, 2020 | Lemon Law

You may have heard of the California Lemon Law before. Most consumers know that if they buy a defective vehicle, they can file a lemon law claim against the manufacturer to have that vehicle replaced or repurchased. Yet, what most consumers do not realize is that California lemon laws apply to more than just cars. In fact, the California Lemon Law applies to many consumer products purchased primarily for personal, family or household use. That is right! California lemon laws cover appliances too.

California has some of the strongest consumer protection laws in the country. These laws make it easier for consumers to protect their rights and investments. These laws also help manufacturers protect their products and provide guidelines for consumer compensation.

The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, also known as California’s Lemon Law, provides warranty protections to consumers of both new and some used consumer goods. This could be anything from a set of wireless earbuds to a refrigerator. The law also covers computers and medical devices.

Products Protected by California Lemon Law

The California Lemon Law provides protection when consumers purchase a defective product. The main requirements are that the product has an original manufacturer’s warranty and consumers purchased this product primarily for personal family or household use. Some of the products that can be protected by California Lemon Law include:

  • Vehicles
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Washers and dryers
  • Computers
  • Stereo systems
  • Headphones and earbuds
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Computers
  • Televisions
  • Medical devices

Filing a California Lemon Law Claim for a Protected Product

Before determining if you can file a lemon law claim in California, answer the following questions:

  • Do you have a vehicle or household appliance that came with a manufacturer’s warranty?
  • Has the manufacturer been unable or unwilling to repair the product?
  • Was the product purchased primarily for personal family or household use?

If you answered yes to these questions, our attorney may be able to help.  Because the manufacturer must pay your attorney fees, the Kostas Law Firm may be able to represent you at no cost to you. And it costs you nothing to have the Kostas Law Firm advise you of your rights!  Filing a lemon law claim is not easy without the help of an experienced California lemon law attorney. Your attorney can help answer your questions about California Lemon Law for appliances, vehicles or other protected products.

How to File a Lemon Law Claim for an Appliance

What do you do if you think the appliance you purchased is a lemon? First, contact the manufacturer by following the instructions in your warranty. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to get the product repaired or replaced.

If you are going through this process, be sure to keep detailed notes relating to all communication. This includes noting who you are speaking with, as well as the date and time of the conversation.

It is also important to document all product repairs or attempted repairs. Ask the manufacturer for copies of all repair orders and keep detailed notes about the problems that persist.  If the manufacturer is unable or refuses to repair or replace your product document the reasons!

If your appliance is constantly in need of repairs, you can contact the Kostas Law Firm to find out if you can make a lemon law claim.

Need Help with Your Lemon? Contact Our Antelope Valley Lemon Law Attorney

At the Kostas Law Firm, we represent consumers in the Antelope Valley, Lancaster, Palmdale and the entire High Desert. If you have a defective appliance or vehicle, you might have a lemon. Contact our attorney by calling (661) 206-2629 or fill out our confidential contact form to find out more about your options. Our Antelope Valley lemon law attorney may be able to represent you through the entire legal process. We can also answer any questions you have about lemon laws in California.