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Italy May Fine Apple Over Free Warranty Issue

  • Reuters, Sunday, July 1, 2012 3:11 PM

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 competition regulator in that country is threatening Apple Inc with further fines of up to €300,000 euros ($381,000) 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.

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