Reprint as at 1 March 2017

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Consumer Guarantees Act 1993

Public Act
 
1993 No 91
Date of assent
 
20 August 1993
Commencement
 
see section 1(2)
Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

Contents

Title [Repealed]
1Short Title and commencement
1APurpose
2Interpretation
3Act to bind the Crown
4Act not a code
5Guarantees as to title
5AGuarantee as to delivery
6Guarantee as to acceptable quality
7Meaning of acceptable quality
7AGuarantee of acceptable quality in supply of gas and electricity
7BRelationship of section 7A with rest of Act
8Guarantees as to fitness for particular purpose
9Guarantee that goods comply with description
10Guarantee that goods comply with sample
11Guarantee as to price
12Guarantee as to repairs and spare parts
13Express guarantees
14Provisions relating to manufacturers’ express guarantees
15Contracts of work and materials
16Circumstances where consumers have right of redress against suppliers
17Exception in respect of guarantee as to acceptable quality
18Options against suppliers where goods do not comply with guarantees
19Requirement to remedy
20Loss of right to reject goods
21Failure of substantial character
22Manner of rejecting goods
23Consumers’ options of refund or replacement
23AGoods subject to collateral credit agreement
24Rights of donees
25Circumstances where consumers have right of redress against manufacturers
26Exceptions to right of redress against manufacturers
27Options against manufacturers where goods do not comply with guarantees
28Guarantee as to reasonable care and skill
29Guarantee as to fitness for particular purpose
30Guarantee as to time of completion
31Guarantee as to price
32Options of consumers where services do not comply with guarantees
33Exceptions to right of redress against supplier in relation to services
34Contracts of work and materials
35Application of right to cancel contract
36Failure of substantial character
37Rules applying to cancellation
38Effects of cancellation
39Ancillary power of court or Disputes Tribunal to grant relief
39AServices subject to collateral credit agreement
40Saving
41Exceptions
42Exception in respect of repairs and parts
43No contracting out except for business transactions
43AExclusion of liability in favour of non-contracting supplier
44Assessment of damages in case of hire purchase agreements
45Liability for representations
46Liability of assignees and creditors
46AIndemnification of gas and electricity retailers
47Jurisdiction
48Exclusion where Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 applies
[Repealed]
49Exclusion where Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 applies [Repealed]
50Application of Motor Vehicle Dealers Fidelity Guarantee Fund
51Jurisdiction of Disputes Tribunal
52Referral of certain disputes to Disputes Tribunal
53Assignees
54Savings
55Fair Trading Act 1986 and Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 not affected
56Application of Act
Reprint notes
Title [Repealed]

Title: repealed, on 18 December 2013, by section 4 of the Consumer Guarantees Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 144).