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Assistive Device State Lemon Laws

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Connecticut General Statute 743 q, Section 42 - 330

Summary of the Law:

Who & What is covered:

Connecticut’s law covers any consumer who acquires by purchase, lease, transfer or ability to enforce the warranty on, a wheelchair or assistive device.

Consumer Remedies:

Under the statute, if 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 the consumer has the option of getting a replacement device or a refund of the price paid. Additionally, a consumer is entitled to reimbursement for cost of use when repair takes longer than 10 business days or there have been more than two attempts to repair the same defect.

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 Connecticut without full disclosure to the consumer.

Details of the Law:

Devices Covered: any device sold, leased or transferred in this state or to a consumer in this state that is used or designed to be used to enable or enhance the ability of a person with a disability to communicate, see, hear or achieve mobility, including manual and motor-driven wheelchairs, seating and positioning aids, telephone communication devices for the deaf, voice synthesized computer modules,optical scanners, talking software, alternative and augmentative communication devices, computers, and braille printers, excluding hearing aids

Persons Covered: purchaser, lessee, transferee, any person who can enforce the warranty

Period Covered: 2 years

Disclosure Requirements: not applicable

Required Consumer Notice: offer to return device

Repair Requirements: 3 repair attempts on same defect or 30 days out of service

Affirmative Defenses: abuse, neglect, unauthorized modification or alteration

Replace or refund: replace or refund, minus useage allowance

Other reimbursement: finance charges

Other remedies: reimbursement for cost of use when repair takes longer than 10 business days or more than 2 attempts to repair same defect, attorney fees and costs

Informal dispute resolution: Commissioner of Consumer Protection may adopt

Resale of Lemon: only with full disclosure

Links to State Info:

Advocacy for the Disabled
American School for the Deaf
Arc Connecticut
Connecticut Institute for the Blind
Families with Special Needs
Independent Living
Recreation for Connecticut's Disabled Children and their Families
Sarah Helping People


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