FTC: don't worry about 'warranty-void-if-removed' stickers

You can fix it: those warranty-void-if-removed stickers hold NO POWER according to the FTC.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Apr 11 2018 11:32 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

We have all experienced those pesky 'warranty void if removed' stickers on our devices, but it looks like those stickers don't really matter... with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) saying they're worthless.

FTC: don't worry about 'warranty-void-if-removed' stickers | TweakTown.com

Motherboard reports from an FTC press release, that the Commission has sent letters to six companies that said that their stickers are in violation of a long standing law. The press release said: "The letters warn that FTC staff has concerns about the companies' statements that consumers must use specified parts or service providers to keep their warranties intact".

It continued: "Unless warrantors provide the parts or services for free or receive a waiver from the FTC, such statements generally are prohibited by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a law that governs consumer product warranties. Similarly, such statements may be deceptive under the FTC Act".

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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