The Court referred to the provisions of art. 10, 13 and 14 of the Law 449/2003 and found that in order for a reparation or replacement of a product to be acceptable, it is necessary that the defect found be of little importance and that the substituted products be of the same kind. When the lack of conformity is not minor, the consumer is entitled to have the contract rescinded when the seller refused to replace it with a new one.
Since in the given case the sums (required by the seller) for reparation were almost half of the value of the product and since the seller remedied the product long after the 15 days, which were mentioned in the certificate of guarantee and in the applicable legal provisions, the Court of Appeal considered that The County Court made a correct application of the Law when it accepted that the consumer was entitled to unilaterally terminate the contract and to obtain a full reimbursement of the price paid.
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