Stores selling refurbished products will no longer be able to claim mentions such as ” new condition », « Like new ” Where ” at nine “. the Official newspaper issued a decree yesterday, spotted by NextInpactwhich precisely defines what a refurbished product is – not a new product, as we will have understood.
A product (or a second-hand spare part) can be qualified as a “reconditioned product” if it has undergone tests relating to all its functionalities, ” in order to establish that it meets the legal safety obligations and the use that the consumer can legitimately expect “. Another possible condition: the product has undergone one or more interventions to restore its functionality, such as the deletion of all data from a previous user.
The mention “reconditioned in France” is possible if the above operations have been carried out entirely in France. This will not change much on the side of Apple’s refurb, the manufacturer not promising products “like new”; on the other hand, it already fulfills the criteria defined by the decree: the devices are subjected to complete operating tests with, if necessary, the replacement of defective parts.
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