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Sale and Supply of Goods Act 1994

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The Trading Stamps Act (Northern Ireland) 1965 (c. 6 (N.I.))E+W+S+N.I.

2(1)Section 4 of the Trading Stamps Act (Northern Ireland) 1965 (warranties to be implied on redemption of trading stamps) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)For subsection (1)(c) there is substituted—

(c)an implied warranty that the goods are of satisfactory quality.

(3)For subsection (2) there is substituted—

(2)For the purposes of paragraph (c) of subsection (1), goods are of satisfactory quality if they meet the standard that a reasonable person would regard as satisfactory, taking account of any description of the goods and all the other relevant circumstances.

(3)For the purposes of that paragraph, the quality of goods includes their state and condition and the following (among others) are in appropriate cases aspects of the quality of goods—

(a)fitness for all the purposes for which goods of the kind in question are commonly supplied,

(b)appearance and finish,

(c)freedom from minor defects,

(d)safety, and

(e)durability.

(4)The warranty implied by that paragraph does not extend to any matter making the quality of goods unsatisfactory—

(a)which is specifically drawn to the attention of the person obtaining the goods before or at the time of redemption, or

(b)where that person examines the goods before or at the time of redemption, which that examination ought to reveal.

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