15 Feb '12, 12am

'Lemon law' to protect consumers from defective goods

If a product is found to be defective within six months of delivery, the flaw will be assumed to be inherent, unless the retailer can prove otherwise. -- ST PHOTO: TED CHEN By Christopher Tan & Jessica Lim From September, consumers who find themselves saddled with defective goods need not be stuck with lemons. Proposed changes to the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act and Hire Purchase Act were introduced in Parliament on Tuesday, paving the way for the so-called 'lemon law'. They set clearer guidelines for consumers seeking redress for purchases that fall short in quality and performance, even after being repaired repeatedly. The changes will also ensure that businesses get a chance to repair or replace the goods. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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