LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

DEAN COLUMN CO., INC. (“Dean Column”) congratulates you on your ownership of the Dean Lightweight Column™ (the “Product”), one of the highest quality prefabricated concrete-filled steel columns in the world today.

The Product has been designed to give you a lifetime of service and has been carefully examined during production, assembly and final inspection, and found to be free of defects before it was released for shipment.

DEAN COLUMN WARRANTS THE PRODUCT DURING THE LIFE OF THE STRUCTURE IN WHICH THE PRODUCT IS INSTALLED AGAINST DEFECTS IN MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP, SUBJECT TO NORMAL USE FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. 

Proof of purchase in the form of a receipted invoice for the Product is evidence that the Product is within the warranty period.  The receipted invoice must be presented to obtain warranty service.

This is a Limited Lifetime Warranty which gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.  This Limited Lifetime Warranty is valid only in the United States.

EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY, DEAN COLUMN HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Dean Column’s sole and exclusive obligation with respect to any alleged defect in the Product shall be to provide a replacement Product at no additional cost, except for the costs of shipping, freight and insurance on the replacement Product which shall be at your expense.  Dean Column shall have no obligations or liabilities (i) to repair or remove the alleged defective Product, (ii) to arrange for or accept return or disposal of the alleged defective Product, or (iii) to install the replacement Product, all of which shall be at your sole cost and expense.  In no event shall the cumulative liability of Dean Column for any claims arising from, as a result of or in connection with this Limited Lifetime Warranty or the Product exceed the purchase price paid to Dean Column for the Product.  In addition, Dean Column shall not be liable for any incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising from, as a result of or in connection with this Limited Lifetime Warranty or the Product.

The obligations of Dean Column to provide a replacement Product under this Limited Lifetime Warranty shall not apply in the event that the Product (i) has been installed or repaired by anyone other than Dean Column or an authorized Dean Column agent, representative or dealer; (ii) has been altered in any manner whatsoever; (iii) has been subject to misuse, neglect, abuse, improper storage, alteration, improper or insufficient maintenance, unauthorized repairs, an accident or accidents, fire, flood, other casualty or acts of God, (iv) has had its serial number altered, effaced or removed; or (v) has been assembled other than in accordance with the Product instructions and specifications furnished by Dean Column.  In addition, the installation, assembly and use of component parts in connection with the Product from sources other than Dean Column or its authorized agents, representatives or dealers shall void the obligations of Dean Column hereunder and this Limited Lifetime Warranty.

No cause of action, regardless of form, arising from or in any manner connected with this Limited Lifetime Warranty or the Product may be brought against Dean Column more than one (1) year after the date such cause of action accrued.

In the event of an alleged defect in the Product, please call customer assistance at 800-442-3455 to obtain a Service Order Number, and to arrange for an inspection of the Product and such alleged defect by Dean Column or its authorized agent, representative or dealer.