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Lemon Laws Pass in 38 States (1998) -- Available formats:
Lemon laws offer consumer protection for those who purchase items that are defective. Several states have passed lemon laws to guard consumers against purchases of "lemon" assistive technology. Thirty-eight AT Act projects have worked with the consumers in their states to pass assistive technology "lemon," or warranty legislation to protect consumers against assistive technology with substantial or continuing defects.
Assistive Technology Lemon Laws (1995) -- Available formats:
American consumers have long demanded warranties on large purchases such as automobiles and household appliances to protect themselves against the occasional dryer that no longer tumbles three weeks after purchased or the car that needs a new transmission one year after the purchase date. In other words, the proverbial "lemon." Individuals with disabilities are now demanding the same guarantees for purchases of assistive technology (AT).
Links to State Assistive Technology Device Lemon Laws (2015) -- Available formats:
A list of links to state assistive technology devices lemon laws and warranties.