Warranty of Fitness

Definition - What does Warranty of Fitness mean?

Warranty of fitness means that the product being sold is implied to be fit for the purpose that it is being purchased for. In the context of the law, sellers of products have a legal duty to not sell products that do not have a warranty of fitness for their designed purpose.

Justipedia explains Warranty of Fitness

Warranty of fitness is important for customers because they don't want to be sold something that is advertised to do something but actually doesn't do it. For example, if a tire salesman sells a customer regular tires and tells the customer that they are snow tires, then this can be a problem. In this case, the regular tires would not have a warranty of fitness. As a result, the tire company could face legal consequences for trying to pass them off as fit in the sale.

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