Apple risks fine in Italy over warranties

Jul 03, 2012, 07:43 IST | Agencies

Italy's competition regulator is threatening Apple with further fines of up to 300,000 euros (Rs 2.10 crore) if it does not offer local customers a free two-year warranty as demanded by Italian law, a source close to the watchdog said on Sunday.

In Italy, consumers who buy electronic products and other durable goods have the right to get two years of free assistance, irrespective of other warranties offered by a manufacturer. 

The AGCM competition and market authority has already imposed fines of 900,000 euros (Rs 6.28 crore) on divisions of Apple, which offers a paid technical support service, for failing to tell customers about their rights to free assistance. 

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