Our Limited Lifetime Warranty
This page details our Limited Warranty and the coverage it extends to our bags and briefcases. If you have any questions that you find unanswered here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to address your question specifically.
Which products are covered?
Our Limited Lifetime Warranty (our "Warranty") extends to Briefcases and Bags (our “Products”) manufactured by Stuart and Lau Inc. (hereinafter referred to just as “Stuart & Lau”) and purchased directly from Stuart & Lau at full retail value. This Warranty does not cover your Product if you use it in a manner incompatible with the intended design.
What is covered?
Stuart & Lau Products are covered by a lifetime limited warranty, which guarantees them against manufacturer’s defect for the useful life of the product. This Warranty extends only to Products sold directly by Stuart & Lau at their full retail value at the time of purchase.
What is the effective date and validity period, and can the warranty be transferred?
This limited warranty is effective on all covered products purchased from 01-January-2018 onwards. Products purchased prior to that date did not have a warranty advertised and are not covered by this limited warranty.
This limited warranty extends only to the original purchaser of a Product. All warranties are valid only for the period of time the Product is owned by the original purchaser of the Product. The “original purchaser,” for the purposes of this warranty, is the first purchaser of the Product from Stuart & Lau. All our limited warranties are not transferable. Please retain your receipt as proof of original purchase.
What is not covered?
Scratches, abrasions, frays, cuts, chips, scrapes, dents, rips, holes, tears, loose threads, de-lamination, peeling, stains or discolorations that occur through the normal daily use of the Product.
Damage that occurs from the improper use, maintenance, washing, or cleaning of the Product as well as damages that are the result of attempted self-repair or human error.
Damage that occurs from items stored inside the product or the manner in which they are stored, such as pens, keys, scissors, pocket knives, computers, batteries, sharp or heavy objects, containers holding food or liquids, shoes or soiled clothing. For the purposes of clarity, damage caused by foreign objects of any kind is not covered.
Replacement of any non-defective pieces in the Stuart & Lau Product. For example, if you purchase Product with multiple parts and only one part is defective, then we will only replace the defective part.
Product sold "on sale" "discounted" "retiring" "final sale" "clearance" “as-is”, “preconditioned”, "refurbished", “reconditioned”, “used”, “sample sale”, “returned”, “previously owned”, or any other similar wording indicating that the Product is not “new” or of “first quality”, or has previously been purchased or used by another consumer, or is being sold at a discount to the currently stated full retail price.
Any Product sold by an authorized third party vendor, retailer, store, or website that is not Stuart & Lau. Likewise, any product sold by an unauthorized party such as re-sellers or second hand dealers.
What happens in the event of a defect?
In the event of a Defect, Stuart & Lau’s sole and exclusive liability and your sole remedy under this limited warranty will be, at Stuart & Lau’s option, to provide a repaired or replacement Product, subject to your fulfillment of “Your Responsibilities” below. Replacement Product may be provided in a color or model different from the Product you originally purchased.
Your Responsibilities as the Holder of This Warranty In the event of a Defect and in order to get the benefit of this limited warranty, you must return your Product to Stuart & Lau and provide Stuart & Lau with proof of the original date of purchase. Should shipping costs be required to return your Product, you will be responsible for those costs. Stuart & Lau will repair or replace (as applicable) and ship your Product or Upgrade Product back to you within 90 days of receiving your original Product. Replaced or repaired Product is subject to the same limited warranty as the original Product.
Disclaimer, Limitation on Liability
TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE PRODUCT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND THIS WARRANTY AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE YOUR EXCLUSIVE WARRANTIES AND REPLACE ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. SOME STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE AND JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW AND EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, IN NO EVENT WILL STUART & LAU OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE PRODUCT OR ITS USE BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER UNDER THEORY OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), INDEMNITY, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. THIS LIMITATION WILL APPLY EVEN IF STUART & LAU HAS BEEN ADVISED OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. STUART & LAU’S TOTAL LIABILITY WILL NOT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THE PRODUCT GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
In the event a dispute arises between you and Stuart & Lau arising out of this Limited Warranty, such dispute will be determined and settled by binding arbitration between the parties, in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). More information about the AAA is located at www.adr.org, or you can call the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. You must seek arbitration for disputes arising out of this Limited Warranty prior to exercising any rights or seeking any remedies created by the Title I of the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act. If you choose to pursue any rights and remedies that are not created by Title I of the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, then arbitration is not required. Arbitration will take place in Wilmington, Delaware. The arbitration will not be combined with any other proceeding or arbitration against one of the parties. Each party will designate one arbitrator and the two designated arbitrators will select a third arbitrator, who will serve as the chair of the arbitration panel. If the two arbitrators cannot agree on the third arbitrator, then the AAA will appoint the third arbitrator. Barring extraordinary circumstances, the arbitrators will issue their decision within 120 days from the date the third arbitrator is selected by the two designated arbitrators or appointed by the AAA. The arbitrators may extend this time limit for an additional 30 days in the interests of justice. All arbitration proceedings will be closed to the public and confidential and all related records will be permanently sealed, except as necessary to obtain court confirmation of the arbitration award. The decision and the arbitrators’ award will be in writing and will include a statement setting forth the reasons for the disposition of any claim. A dissenting decision will also be set forth in writing. The arbitrators’ award will be final and binding on the parties, and judgment thereon may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
This limited warranty will be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware.
WarrantorStuart and Lau, Inc.
251 Little Falls Drive
Wilmington DE 19808