FTC Blasts Manufacturers for Making Product Repairs Difficult – Chris Kissell

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Manufacturers of many types of products create repair restrictions that make it unnecessarily difficult to fix items after they are broken, according to the Federal Trade Commission. In a report to Congress — titled “ Nixing the Fix” — the FTC says manufacturers make it more difficult to repair products by using things such as specialized screws and fasteners that cannot be opened without specific…

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