With a sale or purchase it means ‘ without guarantee or warranty; at the buyer’s risk’. The Consumer Protection Act that came into effect on 1 April 2011 gives buyers the right to products that are free from defects. Sellers have to make provision for defects that could possibly become evident in products supplied to consumers. If there are defects the seller will have to repair, replace or refund the price of the product supplied to consumers if proven to be defective when supplied.