What does the new law provide for?
More Clarity on Burden of Proof and Rights Period: Under the Lemon Law, if a defect is detected within 6 months, it is presumed that the defect existed at the time of sale or delivery and the lemon law provisions apply, unless the seller can prove otherwise, or if such a presumption is incompatible with the nature of the goods (for example, perishables and food are not expected to last beyond their normal shelf lives.) Beyond 6 months, consumers can still seek remedies but they will need to bear the burden of proving that the defect existed at the time of delivery.
Additional Remedies: Under the Lemon Law provisions, the consumer can demand the seller to repair, or replace the defective product. If the seller fails to repair or replace the goods within a reasonable time or without significant inconvenience to consumer, the consumer may ask for a reduction in price or return the product for a refund. The seller can offer an alternative remedy from the one demanded by the consumer if the cost of the remedy demanded is disproportionate in comparison.