Duration of Commercial Warranty in Member States

The duration of commercial warranties in the Member States is usually between 1 and 5 years, and in most cases 2 years, as with the legal guarantee. More expensive items usually have a longer warranty which often applies to specific parts of the product.

During the study led by ECC Belgium, several consumers commented that they suspect planned obsolescence of consumer goods as in most cases, defects appeared after the end of the commercial warranty period. They thus felt that the producer/seller offered a risk-free warranty.