The Conventional Warranty and the New Liability of the Manufacturer…

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Is There Really Something New Under the Sun?

A new manufacturer liability has been provided by the Italian Consumer Code when a conventional warranty is granted: in such a case, the Consumer is entitled to start a legal action against the manufacturer directly in order to declare the existence of defects of the goods and obtain their repair.  Previously, a similar action had only been admitted by an isolated court decision.

One of the novelties provided by the new Italian Consumer Code that probably deserves more attention is the reform of Conventional Warranties; this kind of warranty was previously regulated by the Article 133 I.C.C. and is now set by the new Article 135 quinquies I.C.C…

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