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Published 2nd February 2018, 12:49pm

The Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission has extended the consultation period for members of the public and stakeholders to submit their comments on the Consumer Protection and Guarantees Bill, 2017. Submissions should now be forwarded no later than 1st March, 2018, in writing by post or hand to Jose Griffith, Acting Director of the Law Reform Commission, Portfolio of Legal Affairs, 4th Floor Government Administration Building, 133 Elgin Avenue, George Town, Grand Cayman, P.O. Box 136, Grand Cayman KY1-9000 or emailed to jose.griffith@gov.ky

The Bill covers the following areas -

  • procedure to make a consumer complaint;
  • rights of consumers;
  • consumer guarantees in relation to the supply of goods;
  • consumer remedies when a supplier guarantee is breached;
  • consumer remedies when a manufacturer guarantee is breached;
  • consumer guarantees in respect of services;
  • consumer remedies for breach of a service guarantee;
  • duties of suppliers;
  • unfair trade practices;
  • unfair contracts terms;
  • recall of goods; and
  • distance selling.

These legislative proposals aim to safeguard the interests of the consumer in matters relating to the supply of goods and services while providing mechanisms to seek appropriate redress when certain consumer standards are breached. The Bill may be viewed on the following website: www.lrc.gov.ky. You may also request a copy of the Bill from the Law Reform Commission.