1. With effect from January 1st 2020 VAVAAL 749 S.L. (‘PowaKaddy España’) of Avda. Marques Del Duero, Cancelada, Málaga provides to the purchaser of any new PowaKaddy product (the ‘Product’) purchased from an authorised retailer in Spain or Portugal a Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty against inherent defects for the period, and on the exclusions and conditions, set out hereafter:
Spain and Portugal Product Warranty
|1 Year||2 Years||3 Years||5 Years – Pro rata|
|Lead Acid Batteries||■|
|Electric Trolleys – FX3 & FX5||■|
|Electric Trolleys – FX7/FX7 GPS/CT6/CT6 GPS||■||*|
|Universal Lithium Batteries||■|
|Plug & Play Lithium Batteries including those fitted to FX & CT Electric Trolleys||■||*|
* Extended warranties subject to registration within 30 days of purchase
2. The Warranty is subject to the following exclusions:
i . Accidental damage, customer misuse or neglect.
ii. Fair wear and tear.
iii. Rental or other commercial use.
iv. Unauthorised modification to the Product.
v. Faulty repairs by consumer or unauthorised agent.
vi. Failure to follow battery charging instructions, including leaving a battery in a discharged state for prolonged periods.
vii. The removal or defacing of serial numbers on the product will invalidate the warranty.
3. The following conditions apply:
i. PowaKaddy’s Standard warranty scheme covers manufacturing defects that occur through normal use on an Electric Trolley. Any breakage caused by accidental dam a ge or as a result of abuse and misuse or commercial use is not covered.
ii. Under this scheme, PowaKaddy will, at its own option, repair or replace the defective product or part free of charge.
iii. PowaKaddy reserves the right to inspect or test any Product claimed to be defective.
iv . The period of warranty commences on the date of purchase of the Product. Proof of purchase and purchase date may be required.
v . Any repairs or replacements made without charge do not carry a new warranty beyond that of the original purchase.
vi . Warranty registration within 30 days of purchase of an Electric Golf Trolley or Battery is required to ensure any claim can be processed promptly, without need for further proof of purchase.
vii. Warranty registration within 30 days of purchase of a CT6, CT6 GPS, FX7 or FX7 GPS trolley model is mandatory to qualify for the full “3-Year Frame Warranty programme” Unregistered product will have a standard 2 Year warranty.
viii. Warranty registration within 30 days of purchase of a Plug ‘n’ Play Battery™ is mandatory to qualify for the full“5-Year Pro rata Warranty”programme. Unregistered product will have a standard 2 year warranty.
ix. The warranty is non-transferable and is only available to residents of Spain and Portugal. Customers living outside Spain and Portugal should contact their retailer or local distributor.
4. This warranty is in addition to and does not affect the consumer’s statutory rights. Further information in respect of these statutory rights can be obtained from your local Trading Standards Department or Citizen’s Advice Bureau.
‡ CROSS-BORDER SALES
PowaKaddy has an exclusive distributor that looks after the sales they have made in each of their franchised countries. This means that Warranties on products sold in one country are not transferable to another country because such contracts follow business‑to‑business transactions.
Retailers, especially online retailers, are therefore expected to make it clear that “out-of-country” sales only carry a “back-to-retailer” warranty. So, for example, a product purchased from the UK and shipped to Spain will not be repaired under warranty in Spain. It will have to be shipped back to the UK before being considered for warranty repair in the UK. PowaKaddy will not pay for this shipping because it is a breach of contract with their distributor. So consumers and sellers need to bear this in mind.
International regulations governing the transportation of lithium batteries mean that lithium batteries can only be handled by specialist carriers. Furthermore, these regulations also preclude these carriers from transporting potentially “faulty” or “failed” lithium batteries. Owners of companies in breach of these regulations are personally liable for breaches, as Amazon has recently found. This effectively means that buying a lithium battery from another country completely defeats the offered warranty in the other country because it cannot be invoked.
The PowaKaddy website will therefore not allow registration of out-of-country warranty purchases.
Buyers and sellers, please be aware.
Further information in respect of these statutory rights can be obtained from your local Trading Standards Department or Citizen’s Advice Bureau.