2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 402. Uniform commercial code--sales.
402.602 Manner and effect of rightful rejection.


402.602 Manner and effect of rightful rejection.


(1) Rejection of goods must be within a reasonable time after their delivery or tender. It is ineffective unless the buyer seasonably notifies the seller.


(2) Subject to ss. 402.603 and 402.604 on rejected goods:


(a) After rejection any exercise of ownership by the buyer with respect to any commercial unit is wrongful as against the seller; and


(b) If the buyer has before rejection taken physical possession of goods in which the buyer does not have a security interest under s. 402.711 (3), the buyer is under a duty after rejection to hold them with reasonable care at the seller's disposition for a time sufficient to permit the seller to remove them; but


(c) The buyer has no further obligations with regard to goods rightfully rejected.


(3) The seller's rights with respect to goods wrongfully rejected are governed by s. 402.703 on seller's remedies in general.

402.602 - ANNOT.

History: 1991 a. 316.

402.602 - ANNOT.

Section 402.608 (2) provides that a revocation of acceptance must occur within a reasonable time after the buyer discovers a nonconformity, and sub. (2) (b) requires a buyer who rejects goods to hold the goods for a sufficient time for the seller to remove them. A truck purchaser who used the vehicle for 18 months, then transferred it back to the dealer and sought relief 10 months after the transfer did not reject the vehicle in a timely manner or hold it as required, and was not entitled to relief. Smyser v. Western Star Trucks Corp. 2001 WI App 180, 247 Wis. 2d 281, 634 N.W.2d 134, 00-2482.

402.602 - ANNOT.

When a seller refused to accept a return of goods upon notice of breach by the buyer, and the buyer thereafter used the goods for 3 months, the buyer could not recover for breach of warranty. Concrete Equipment Co. v. William A. Smith Contracting Co., Inc. 358 F. Supp. 1137 (1973).

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