2021 Code of Alabama
Title 8 - Commercial Law and Consumer Protection.
Chapter 39 - New Assistive Device Warranty Act.
Section 8-39-4 - Refund or Replacement for Assistive Device With a Non Comformity.
Refund or replacement for assistive device with a non comformity.
(a) If the manufacturer, dealer, or lessor either refuses to accept a device that a consumer makes available for repairs or makes a reasonable attempt to repair, but the nonconformity is not actually repaired, the manufacturer shall be required to provide a refund or replacement of the device, whichever is requested by the consumer or the agency, as follows:
(1) If the consumer or the agency requests a refund for a device that was purchased, the manufacturer shall refund to the consumer and to any holder of a perfected security interest in the assistive device of the consumer, as their interest may appear, the full purchase price plus any finance charge or sales tax paid by the consumer at the point of sale and any collateral costs incurred by the consumer, less a reasonable allowance for use. When the manufacturer provides the refund, the consumer or the agency shall return the assistive device having the nonconformity to the manufacturer, along with any endorsements necessary to transfer legal possession to the manufacturer.
(2) If the consumer or the agency requests a refund for a device which was leased, the manufacturer shall refund to the assistive device lessor and to any holder of a perfected security interest in the assistive device, as their interest may appear, the current value of the written lease and refund to the consumer the amount that the consumer paid under the written lease plus any collateral costs, less a reasonable allowance for use. The manufacturer shall have a cause of action against the dealer or lessor for reimbursement of any amount that it pays to a consumer which exceeds the net price received by the manufacturer for the assistive device. When the manufacturer provides the refund, the assistive device lessor shall provide to the manufacturer any endorsements necessary to transfer legal possession to the manufacturer.
(3) If the consumer elects to receive a comparable new assistive device, the manufacturer shall provide the consumer or the agency with the comparable new assistive device no later than 30 days after the consumer or lessor offers to transfer possession of the assistive device having the nonconformity to the manufacturer.
(b) This section regarding the duty of a manufacturer shall apply for the period of the express warranty of the manufacturer.
(Act 2018-448, §4.)