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Assistive Device State Lemon Laws

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South Carolina

South Carolina Code Annotated 39 - 54 - 10

Summary of the Law:

Who & What is covered:

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

Consumer Remedies:

Under the statute, any non-conformity or defect with an assistive device must be repaired within a reasonable number of attempts. The consumer must notify the manufacturer of the defects and make the device available for repair. If a defect or non-conformity is not fixed within a reasonable number of attempts, the consumer then has the option of receiving a replacement 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 South Carolina without full disclosure to the consumer.

Details of the Law:

Devices Covered: manual wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs, motorized scooters, and other mobility aids for moving, walking, standing, sitting, and positioning; telephone communication devices for the hearing impaired; augmentative communication devices; assistive listening devices, systems, and other aids that enhance an individual's ability to hear; voice synthesized computer modules, optical scanners, talking software, Braille printers, and other devices that enhance a sight impaired individual's ability to communicate; home, vehicle, and workplace modifications, prosthetics, and orthotics; and any other assistive device that enables a person with a disability to communicate, see, hear, or maneuver.

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

Period Covered: Not less than one year from date of purchase

Disclosure Requirements: not applicable

Required Consumer Notice: Consumer must report the nonconformity to the manufacturer, the assistive technology device lessor, or any of the manufacturer's authorized assistive technology device dealers and make the assistive technology device available for repair before one year after first delivery of the assistive technology device to the consumer.

Repair Requirements: A reasonable attempt at repair must be made and the non-conformity must be fixed within that reasonable attempt.

Affirmative Defenses: not applicable

Replace or refund: Refund or Replace

Other reimbursement: Collateral costs

Other remedies: Consumer can also bring an action for damages for violation of this law.

Informal dispute resolution: not applicable

Resale of Lemon: 

Links to State Info:
Aging and Disability Services Information
Autism Society, S C
Center for Disability Resources, U S C
Commission for the Blind
Family Connections
School for the Deaf and the Blind


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