The act was put in place to stop faulty and unfair selling and buying of goods.
The act covers:
- Goods of a type normally buy for ordinary household or personal use.
- New and used goods bought on or after 1st April 1994
- Goods bought but action of tender
- Goods bought from a private seller
There are a number of remedies dependent on the situation. Whether the object is broken or not how serious the problem is.
Most of this is from the ministry of consumer affairs.