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Assistive Device State Lemon Laws

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Oregon

Oregon Revised Statutes 646 . 482 to 646 . 498

Summary of the Law:

Who & What is covered:

Oregon's statute covers any consumer who acquires by purchase or lease a wheel chair or scooter (or related device) that is still under warranty.

Consumer Remedies:

Under the statute, if an assistive device is in for repair 2 or more times for the same defect or out of service 30 days or more within the warranty period the consumer must offer to transfer the device to the manufacturer. The manufacturer then has 14 days to provide the consumer with a refund or 30 days to provide a replacement device. Additionally, a consumer is entitle to a loaner assistive device if the absence of a loaner would be a threat to the safety of the consumer or if the assistive device is out of service for more than seven calendar days.

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 Oregon without full disclosure to the consumer.

Details of the Law:

Devices Covered: wheelchairs, scooters or aids that increase the mobility or positioning of a person using a wheelchair and hearing aids

Persons Covered: purchasers or lessees

Period Covered: 1 year

Disclosure Requirements: not applicable

Required Consumer Notice: not applicable

Repair Requirements: 2 chances; 30 days out of service

Affirmative Defenses: not applicable

Replace or refund: either

Other reimbursement: not applicable

Other remedies: not applicable

Informal dispute resolution: not applicable

Resale of Lemon: 

Links to State Info:
Autism, Kathy and Calvin's Site for Oregon Parents
Big Bear Countree, Outdoor Adventures
O R School for the Deaf
State Disabilities Commission

 

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