Electronic device manufacturers are mandated to make repair resources available—ranging from parts and tools to software and documentation—for specified extended periods after production: three years for items with a wholesale price between $50 and $99.99, and seven years for those priced at $100 or more.
This law disrupts the manufacturers' repair monopoly, offering consumers more cost-effective options for repairing their devices.
Despite objections from manufacturers concerned about revenue loss and the potential for intellectual property infringement, public demand for such legislation is growing.
California became the third U.S. state to enact a Right to Repair law for electronics, following similar laws in Minnesota and New York.
More affordable and widely available repair options benefit everyone, consumers and climate alike.