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Assistive Device State Lemon Laws

Find your state Assistive Device lemon law:

Colorado

Colorado Revised Statutes 6 - 1 - 401

Summary of the Law:

Who & What is covered:

Colorado’s lemon law covers any consumer who acquires by purchase, lease, transfer, or right to enforce a warranty, a wheelchair or motorized scooter.

Consumer Remedies:

Under the statute, if a wheelchair or an assistive device is in for repair 3 or more times for the same defect or out of service 30 days or more within the warranty period, or 10 consecutive business days out of service the consumer has the option of getting a replacement device or a refund of the price paid.

Resale of "lemon" assistive devices:

Any wheelchair or assistive device which is repurchased by the manufacturer because it is a "lemon" under this statute cannot be resold in Colorado without full disclosure to the consumer.

Details of the Law:

Devices Covered: wheelchairs and scooters purchased or transferred in state

Persons Covered: purchaser, lessor, transferee, anyone entitled to enforce warranty

Period Covered: 1 year

Disclosure Requirements: not applicable

Required Consumer Notice: offer to return wheelchair

Repair Requirements: 3 repair attempts of same defect or total of 30 days out of service or 10 consecutive business days out of service

Affirmative Defenses: abuse, neglect, unauthorized modification or alteration

Replace or refund: replace or refund

Other reimbursement: collateral costs, finance costs

Other remedies: free loaner after first repair day, attorney fees and punitive damages

Informal dispute resolution: not applicable

Resale of Lemon: only with full disclosure

Links to State Info:

Arc Colorado
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Disability is Natural - Good News About Disabled Persons
Parent to Parent
University of Denver Disability Links

 

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