(a) Full and conspicuous disclosure of terms and conditions;
  additional requirements for contents
  In order to improve the adequacy of information available to
consumers, prevent deception, and improve competition in the
marketing of consumer products, any warrantor warranting a consumer
product to a consumer by means of a written warranty shall, to the
extent required by rules of the Commission, fully and conspicuously
disclose in simple and readily understood language the terms and
conditions of such warranty. Such rules may require inclusion in
the written warranty of any of the following items among others:
    (1) The clear identification of the names and addresses of the
    (2) The identity of the party or parties to whom the warranty
  is extended.
    (3) The products or parts covered.
    (4) A statement of what the warrantor will do in the event of a
  defect, malfunction, or failure to conform with such written
  warranty - at whose expense - and for what period of time.
    (5) A statement of what the consumer must do and expenses he
  must bear.
    (6) Exceptions and exclusions from the terms of the warranty.
    (7) The step-by-step procedure which the consumer should take
  in order to obtain performance of any obligation under the
  warranty, including the identification of any person or class of
  persons authorized to perform the obligations set forth in the
    (8) Information respecting the availability of any informal
  dispute settlement procedure offered by the warrantor and a
  recital, where the warranty so provides, that the purchaser may
  be required to resort to such procedure before pursuing any legal
  remedies in the courts.
    (9) A brief, general description of the legal remedies
  available to the consumer.
    (10) The time at which the warrantor will perform any
  obligations under the warranty.
    (11) The period of time within which, after notice of a defect,
  malfunction, or failure to conform with the warranty, the
  warrantor will perform any obligations under the warranty.
    (12) The characteristics or properties of the products, or
  parts thereof, that are not covered by the warranty.
    (13) The elements of the warranty in words or phrases which
  would not mislead a reasonable, average consumer as to the nature
  or scope of the warranty.
(b) Availability of terms to consumer; manner and form for
  presentation and display of information; duration; extension of
  period for written warranty or service contract
  (1)(A) The Commission shall prescribe rules requiring that the
terms of any written warranty on a consumer product be made
available to the consumer (or prospective consumer) prior to the
sale of the product to him.
  (B) The Commission may prescribe rules for determining the manner
and form in which information with respect to any written warranty
of a consumer product shall be clearly and conspicuously presented
or displayed so as not to mislead the reasonable, average consumer,
when such information is contained in advertising, labeling, point-
of-sale material, or other representations in writing.
  (2) Nothing in this chapter (other than paragraph (3) of this
subsection) shall be deemed to authorize the Commission to
prescribe the duration of written warranties given or to require
that a consumer product or any of its components be warranted.
  (3) The Commission may prescribe rules for extending the period
of time a written warranty or service contract is in effect to
correspond with any period of time in excess of a reasonable period
(not less than 10 days) during which the consumer is deprived of
the use of such consumer product by reason of failure of the
product to conform with the written warranty or by reason of the
failure of the warrantor (or service contractor) to carry out such
warranty (or service contract) within the period specified in the
warranty (or service contract).
(c) Prohibition on conditions for written or implied warranty;
  waiver by Commission
  No warrantor of a consumer product may condition his written or
implied warranty of such product on the consumer's using, in
connection with such product, any article or service (other than
article or service provided without charge under the terms of the
warranty) which is identified by brand, trade, or corporate name;
except that the prohibition of this subsection may be waived by the
Commission if - 
    (1) the warrantor satisfies the Commission that the warranted
  product will function properly only if the article or service so
  identified is used in connection with the warranted product, and
    (2) the Commission finds that such a waiver is in the public

The Commission shall identify in the Federal Register, and permit
public comment on, all applications for waiver of the prohibition
of this subsection, and shall publish in the Federal Register its
disposition of any such application, including the reasons
(d) Incorporation by reference of detailed substantive warranty
  The Commission may by rule devise detailed substantive warranty
provisions which warrantors may incorporate by reference in their
(e) Applicability to consumer products costing more than $5
  The provisions of this section apply only to warranties which
pertain to consumer products actually costing the consumer more
than $5.