[ゲー速] 【Today's Special Selection】 Warning of major companies as illegal for "peeling off and warranty invalid" stickers of FTC, game machines etc. [04/12]
Published on April 12, 2018 at 17:26 FTC, game machines, etc. "Separation and warranty is invalid" Seal is illegal for large enterprises Six companies subject to warning are unpublished. [沓澤真二，ねとらぼ] In equipment such as game machines and PCs, there may be a sticker stating that "the warranty is invalid when stripped" etc. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it made these seals illegal and sent warning letters to the six leading companies. Target company is unpublished. (Photo) For reference, an example of the Japanese version PlayStation 4 Pro. There is a seal that prohibits disassembly in two places near the HDMI terminal and the USB terminal on the back side, and the relevant seal that is said to "refuse repair of peeled product" is usually affixed on the screw, regular service It plays a role of deterring other than staff from disassembling. The FTC expressed concern about the company's intention to forbid the disassembly by consumers themselves and to assure that guarantees will not be received unless specific parts or businesses are used. Examples of stickers are those that prescribe to use genuine parts at the time of repair, and those that are not covered by warranty if the seal is damaged or stripped. Such a statement points against the "Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act" (Magnuson · Moss guarantee law), which prohibits companies from making expensive repair contracts or forcing the use of regular parts to consumers, the FTC noted . We request that companies alerts companies to change their practices by adhering to the law, and if they are not corrected, it is possible that law enforcement measures may be taken. (Shinji Izawa) http://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/nl/articles/1804/12/news100.html Copyright # 169; ITmedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.