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Limited Warranty

Limited Warranty

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You have made an investment in lasting quality that will afford you years of enjoyment and comfort. Please read the terms of the Whittaker Designs-Limited Warranty coverage. Whittaker Designs products are guaranteed to the original retail purchaser to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for the length of time specified. This warranty applies under conditions of normal household uses and does not apply to defects resulting from negligence, misuse, accident or commercial usage. The purchaser will be responsible for packing and shipping cost to and from the factory or service depot. This warranty does not extend the manufacturers warranty on any of the components used. Whittaker Designs will not honor any other warranty expressed or implied. To obtain benefits of this warranty, you should contact the dealer from whom you purchased the merchandise.  Whittaker Design's obligation under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing any parts of the product found to be defective in material or workmanship, within the following criteria:

CUSHIONS - Ten (10) Years

Whittaker Design's seating consists of high quality virgin foam cut to precise specifications and wrapped in layers of polyester fibre for exceptional comfort. Cushions are warranted against loss of resiliency. The loss of resiliency should not be confused with a slight softening and flattening of the polyester fibre and foam that will occur as a result of normal usage and aging. 

FRAMES & SPRINGS

Lifetime (25 year) pro-rated* Made of engineered hardwood, the frame construction and sinuous wire No-Sag support system are warranted against breakage due to defective material or workmanship for a lifetime (25 year) pro-rated. * Pro-rate formula: equal to month(s) used divided by month(s) warranted multiplied by current suggested retail price to be determined by Whittaker Designs.

FABRIC & LEATHER - One (1) Year

One (1) Year Upholstery fabrics/leather are warranted by the original manufacturer against defective material or workmanship for one year. This warranty does not cover fading, pilling*, or shrinkage and is not valid where there is evidence of heavy soiling, exposure to pets or abuse. Fabric damage or failure due to chemical treatment or improper cleaning is also excluded from this warranty. Proper cleaning instructions may be obtained from your Whittaker Designs dealer. * Pilling is characteristic of some upholstery fabrics which results in excess fibre coming off the surface of the material. This results in small balls or pills of fibre on the surface of the fabric. 

This condition is not warranted by the fabric mills because it is not viewed as a defect. It is simply excess material being released, which is comparable to fuzzing seen on new carpet or clothing, such as sweaters. The concern is the assumption that the fabric will come apart or disintegrate leaving a hole or 'bald' spot. In fact, the pilling will only persist until the excess fibre is gone and then it will stop. The recommendation during this process is to shave the surface of the fabric with a sweater shaver to remove the pills and restore the appearance of the fabric surface. This may need to be repeated until the surface pilling lessens and eventually stops.

RECLINER MECHANISMS

Limited Lifetime Mechanisms (metal parts) are warranted by the original manufacturer for the lifetime of the product. (Subject to part availability)

SOFABED MECHANISMS

Three (3) years Mechanisms (metal parts) are warranted by the original manufacturer for the lifetime of the product. (Subject to part availability) All work done under this warranty must be approved in writing in advance. Whittaker Designs reserves the right to perform all repairs at the factory in Calgary, Alberta. Freight costs to and from the factory are the responsibility of the end customer. Please retain your original sales receipt and the printed warranty attached to your new furniture to substantiate your claim in the event warranty service is required.

WARRANTY PROCEDURE

To initiate a Whittaker Designs service claim please see below:

1. Consumer should contact dealer.

2. Dealer should inspect and establish the need for warranty service prior to contacting customer service at Whittaker Designs.

3. If service is required, Whittaker Designs Customer Service will issue a return authorization number.  Shipping charges will be the responsibility of the consumer.

4. Upon confirmation by Whittaker Design's customer service that the warranty claim is valid, Whittaker Designs will repair or replace the product at our option and return the product to the dealer, freight prepaid.

5. If Whittaker Design's service department cannot verify a defect covered by our warranty, the dealer will be contacted for futher instructions.  Should repairs be made, a purchase order will be issued for said repair, replacement or return of the goods, collect, at an agreed pre-determined cost.

6. Repairs under $50.00 may be authorized by our sales representative if local service is available.  Repairs above the amount will require a return authorization number from Whittaker Designs.

7. Whittaker Designs will not accept any repair, inspection or debit charges, etc, if authorization was not obtained in advance.