Have an item damaged during shipment? If an item is damaged during shipping, please Contact Us detailing the problem within 10 days of the order delivery. Retain the shipping box and packing until the issue is resolved. If we are not notified within 10 days and packaging is not retained, items damaged during shipping may not be reimbursable.
Here's the scoop on our warranty: Unless noted otherwise on the Warranty section of a product's page: Switch adapted toys have a 90 day warranty for manufacturer's defects (90 days from the delivery date) and AbleNet items carry a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase. All other items carry a 1 year warranty from the date of purchase. Products that have been dismantled or modified by the customer are void of warranty and will not be repaired or replaced.
Got a switch adapted toy or device that's not working like you expected?
- Most issues are due to bad batteries. Take out the batteries and wait 20 seconds before installing fresh batteries. We recommend Alkaline batteries. Rechargeable batteries are highly discouraged. Dead batteries do not constitute a manufacturer's defect and are not covered under warranty. If an item is returned to us and the only issue is weak or dead batteries (i.e., there is no defect) the customer will be responsible for all shipping charges, including return shipping to send the device back to the customer.
- If there is an on/off switch, some toys will run on their own (without the switch being pressed) while in the ON position. To switch activate these toys, move the on/off switch to the OFF position. Also note that some on/off switches are disabled during the modification process. Please contact us if you need assistance.
- Plug in a switch that you know is working (try the switch on another device or toy first) and then try to activate the toy or device. Many toys or devices will not work with AbleNet's Candy Corn switch or similar proximity switches. If you are trying to use a LittleMack or BigMack to act as the switch, please ensure you are recording a message on the device. Otherwise the toy will not play.
- In many instances, the toy will not run unless a switch is plugged in and is being held down to activate it.
Toy or device still not quite working right?
Defective items returned to us within the warranty period will be repaired or replaced at our discretion. If a replacement product is no longer available, a store credit will be issued. If a defective product is received by us within 30 days of the original order ship date, a refund may also be selected by the customer. Available options when we receive the return more than 30 days after the original order shipment date are: product replacement, repair or store credit.. To obtain warranty work you need a Return Authorization.
Obtaining a Return Authorization:
We must be contacted no later than the last day of the warranty period.
We'll contact you to troubleshoot your problem. If troubleshooting fails, we'll email you a Return Authorization confirmation.
Approved returns must reach us within 14 days of the authorization date.
Once you receive a Return Authorization, please write your order number on the outside of the box.
It is the responsibility of the customer to ship items back prepaid for warranty work. Upon receipt we will verify that the item qualifies for repair/replacement. If so, we will reimburse shipping costs to you via refund (if product received within 90 days of the purchase date) or store credit. (Store credit is only choice if we receive the item greater than 90 days after purchase date.) Regardless of the shipping method you use when returning the item to us, shipping fees will be reimbursed at the least costly applicable published carrier rates. We do not reimburse for services such as signature confirmation, UPS packing services, or the added weight of excess packing materials in the shipping box (i.e., wads of paper). The box used to ship returns needs to be an appropriate size. If an excessively large box is used to return the item(s), we will reimburse based on a box size that would be appropriate to fit the item(s) being returned. Item(s) must be received by us within 14 business days of the Return Authorization date to qualify for return shipping reimbursement.
If the item is found to be in working order, the customer will be responsible for shipping the item back to themselves.
Please note: At our discretion, a $20 diagnostic fee may be imposed for each item returned as "defective" that is found to be in good working order. This policy applies to a handful of customers who send back multiple items as defective when the are, indeed, in good working order.