2016 Maryland Code
Commercial Law
Title 14 - Miscellaneous Consumer Protection Provisions
Subtitle 25 - Hearing Aid Sales Act
§ 14-2504. Deceptive trade practices

MD Comm L Code § 14-2504 (2016) What's This?

It is a deceptive trade practice for a seller of hearing aids to:

(1) Misrepresent in any way the purchaser's right to cancel;

(2) Fail to inform a purchaser in writing at the time of the purchase, and at the time of delivery of the right to cancel the contract at any time up to 30 days after the hearing aid has been delivered;

(3) Before furnishing the "Notice of Cancellation" to the purchaser, fail to complete the notice by entering:

(i) The name of the seller;

(ii) The address of the seller's place of business;

(iii) The date of delivery; and

(iv) The date, not earlier than 30 days after the date of delivery, by which the purchaser may give notice of cancellation;

(4) Include in any sales contract or receipt any confession of judgment or waiver of any right to which the purchaser is entitled under this subtitle, including specifically the right to cancel the sale in accordance with the provisions of this subtitle;

(5) Fail to honor a valid notice of cancellation;

(6) Within 30 days of receiving a purchaser's notice of cancellation, fail to notify the purchaser whether the seller intends to repossess or to abandon the delivered hearing aid; or

(7) Fail to refund all payments, less 10 percent or the amount allowed under ยง 14-2503(b)(2) of this subtitle and payments made for diagnostic tests, made under the purchase agreement within 30 days after:

(i) Receipt of the notice of cancellation if the purchaser's agreement to purchase is made at a place other than the place of business of the seller; or

(ii) Return of the hearing aid, if the purchaser's agreement to purchase is made at the place of business of the seller.

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