June 24, 2024

Right-to-Repair: Oregon’s Big Win

Oregon's Breakthrough Right-to-Repair Bill Is Now Law

After months of debate and advocacy from consumer rights groups, Oregon has passed a groundbreaking right-to-repair bill...


Oregon’s Breakthrough Right-to-Repair Bill Is Now Law

After months of debate and advocacy from consumer rights groups, Oregon has passed a groundbreaking right-to-repair bill into law. This legislation ensures that consumers have the right to repair their own electronic devices, such as smartphones and laptops, without facing legal barriers from manufacturers.

The new law is a major victory for consumers who have long been frustrated by the lack of options when it comes to repairing their own devices. Previously, many manufacturers would void warranties or make repairs prohibitively expensive if consumers attempted to fix their devices themselves or sought service from third-party repair shops.

Under the new law, manufacturers will be required to provide documentation, tools, and parts to consumers and independent repair shops for the purpose of repairing electronic devices. This will not only save consumers money but also reduce electronic waste by extending the lifespan of devices.

Consumer rights advocates are hopeful that Oregon’s right-to-repair law will set a precedent for other states to follow suit. They argue that the ability to repair one’s own devices is essential for a more sustainable and consumer-friendly electronics industry.