21.6.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 242/8


Request for a preliminary ruling from the Bundesgerichtshof (Germany) lodged on 23 March 2021 — absoluts-bikes and more- GmbH & Co. KG v the-trading-company GmbH

(Case C-179/21)

(2021/C 242/10)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Bundesgerichtshof

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant on a point of law: absoluts-bikes and more- GmbH & Co. KG

Respondent in the appeal on a point of law: the-trading-company GmbH

Questions referred

1.

Does the mere existence of a manufacturer’s guarantee trigger the information requirement under Article 6(1)(m) of Directive 2011/83/EU? (1)

2.

If Question 1 is answered in the negative: Is the information requirement under Article 6(1)(m) of Directive 2011/83 triggered by the mere mention of a manufacturer’s guarantee in the trader’s offering or is it triggered only if the mention of such a guarantee is readily apparent to the consumer? Is there also an information requirement if it is readily apparent to the consumer that the trader provides access to only the manufacturer’s information concerning the guarantee?

3.

Must the information on the existence and conditions of a manufacturer’s guarantee as required under Article 6(1)(m) of Directive 2011/83 contain the same details as a guarantee under Article 6(2) of Directive 1999/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 May 1999 on certain aspects of the sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees (2) or are fewer details sufficient?


(1)  Directive 2011/83/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on consumer rights, amending Council Directive 93/13/EEC and Directive 1999/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directive 85/577/EEC and Directive 97/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ 2011 L 304, p. 64).

(2)  OJ 1999 L 171, p. 12.