The FTC Votes Unanimously to
Enforce Right to Repair
The move follows an executive order issued last week by the White House urging the agency to secure consumers' rights to fix their own gadgets.
'You may soon be able to swap out your phone's screen or battery yourself-no questions asked, no watranties voided. PHOTOGRAPH.
DURING AN OPEN commission meeting Wednesday, the
Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously to enforce laws around the Right to Repair, thereby ensuring that US consumers will be able to repair their own electronic and automotive devices.
The FTC's endorsement of the rules is not a surprise
'outcome; the issue of Right to Repair has been remarkably bipartisan one, and the FTC itself issued a lengthy report in May that blasted manufacturers for restricting repairs. But the 5 to vote signals the commission's commitment to enforce both federal antitrust laws and a key law around consumer warranties the Magnuson Moss Warranty when it
'comes to personal device repairs.