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Old 07 June 2016, 01:56 AM
UrbanLegends101 UrbanLegends101 is offline
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Originally Posted by Silas Sparkhammer View Post
Afraid not. The ugly truth is that the manufacturer of the alarm has signed an endorsement agreement with a battery manufacturer, getting money in return for their naming of a battery brand.

Voiding the warranty would not stand up in court in the U.S. If the smoke detector manufacturer recommended "Duracell" and I used "Energizer," and they tried to void the warranty, not only would the consumer have a strong claim against would Energizer!

Also, the UL would step in and threaten to remove their approval from the manufacturer, since both Duracell and Energizer are UL approved.

Also see The Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act (P.L. 93-637) is a United States federal law, (15 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq.). Enacted in 1975, it is the federal statute that governs warranties on consumer products.
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