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Assistive Device State Lemon Laws

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New Mexico

New Mexico Statutes Annotated 57 - 27 - 1

Summary of the Law:

Who & What is covered:

New Mexico's statute covers any consumer who acquires an assistive device (that is still under warranty) by purchase, lease, transfer, or ability to enforce the warranty.

Consumer Remedies:

Under the statute, if an assistive devices is in for repair 4 or more times for substantially the same defect or is out of service 30 days or more within the warranty period, the consumer is entitled to a replacement assistive device or a refund of the price paid

Resale of "lemon" assistive devices:

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

Details of the Law:

Devices Covered: any assistive device used for "a major life activity", including: wheelchairs, motorized scooters & motorized wheelchair lifts, Hearing aids, telephone communication devices for the deaf, assistive listening devices, and other aids that enhance a person's ability to hear, Voice synthesized or voice activated computer software, optical scanners, augmentative communication devices and Braille printers

Persons Covered: 

Period Covered: 

Disclosure Requirements: 

Required Consumer Notice: 

Repair Requirements: 4 attempts or 30 days out of service

Affirmative Defenses: 

Replace or refund: refund or replace 

Other reimbursement: 

Other remedies: 

Informal dispute resolution: 

Resale of Lemon: 

Links to State Info:

Brain Injury Association
Giant Resource Page, Tons of Links
School for the Deaf
Protection and Advocacy for the Disabled
State Government Agencies

 

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