California to Introduce ‘Right to Repair’ Bill Requiring Smartphone Manufacturers to Offer Repair Info and Parts.
California is ready to join the fight for the Right to Repair! This will require smartphone manufacturers to provide device repair information, replacement parts, and diagnostic tools to consumers and independent repair shops.
Announced last week, California Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman introduced plans for the new California Right to Repair Act.
“The Right to Repair Act will provide consumers with the freedom to have their electronic products and appliances fixed by a repair shop or service provider of their choice, a practice that was taken for granted a generation ago but is now becoming increasingly rare in a world of planned obsolescence“ Eggman said.
The bill is heavily endorsed by repair outlet Ifixit, independent repair shops and even the Electronic Frontier Foundation.