PRODUCT INFORMATION AND WARRANTY
PRODUCT INFORMATION AND WARRANTY
Welcome to the world of TUMI – the leading international brand of travel, business and lifestyle accessories. Since 1975, TUMI has been dedicated to providing our customers with an outstanding ownership experience. TUMI’s comprehensive product coverage is reflective of our commitment to our consumer’s ongoing satisfaction. Specifically, we make three commitments to our customers:
- You will enjoy using our innovative products that are designed and manufactured to be the best;
- You will experience world-class, after-sales customer service;
- For five (5) years after you purchase a TUMI product from one of our travel, business, or bag collections, or two (2) years for any wallet or accessory, from an authorized TUMI store or dealer, you will be covered by our Limited Warranty.
TUMI’s warranty extends to the original owner; it is straightforward and comprehensive, and just part of the total TUMI ownership experience. Should you have additional questions, please email [email protected]. To speak live with a consumer affairs representative, please find the contact details at TUMI.co.za/customer-service.
First Year of Ownership: Worry Free
With limited exceptions, if your TUMI product is damaged during the first twelve (12) months you own it– including damage caused by normal wear and tear, airline handling, or other transit damage–TUMI will cover all repair expenses, including shipping costs to and from our repair facility. If we determine that the product is damaged beyond repair, we will replace it. If we determine that a replacement product is not available, we will provide you with a product of comparable value. Damages not covered are damage resulting from abuse, cosmetic damage (such as scratched leather or stained fabrics), and incidental or consequential damages, such as damage to or loss of the contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses.
Years Two through Five on travel bags, business cases, cross body bags, totes, backpacks and handbags and second year for wallets, accessories and outerwear: You are covered for manufacturing defects and normal wear and tear.
From the second through the fifth year you own your TUMI travel item, business case or other bag, and for the second year for wallets or accessories, TUMI will repair any item that is damaged due to normal wear and tear, or defective in materials or workmanship, including any structural defects (such as defective handles, zippers, or locks). For years two through five, we do not cover damage caused by airlines or other transit damage. Damage claims in transit cases should be filed against the carrier. Other damages not covered are damage resulting from abuse, cosmetic damage (such as scratched leather or stained fabrics) and incidental or consequential damages, such as damage to or loss of the contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses. Normal wear and tear for TUMI Outerwear does not include lost or missing buttons, torn fabrics or leathers or cosmetic damage as described above.
Your only responsibility is to ship your item to us for repair, postage paid, or take it to a TUMI store or authorised TUMI dealer, who will be happy to process the repair. In some cases there may be a nominal processing fee. Many repairs can actually be handled in the TUMI store, free of charge. If your item does need to be sent to our facility, we will repair it quickly and ship it back at no additional cost to you. In those cases where our warranty does not apply, your local service centre will provide you with an estimate of any repair and return shipping costs that may be incurred.
You Can Expect Years of Quality Service
We do have many customers with well-traveled bags more than five years old, that they would like to have refurbished or repaired. For these customers, we offer courteous, responsive service and the highest quality repairs and refurbishment at a reasonable cost. If we are unable to repair the bag, we will suggest alternative options. Please call your local service centre before sending your product for repair or refurbishment to discuss shipping and handling costs and other fees.
The bottom line is that at TUMI, we are totally committed to keeping you happy about our products and our service. Once you have had the pleasure of owning and using our products, we hope that they will become your trusted companions for life. You can access the repair form to fill out and submit, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at TUMI Repairs to view. To speak live with a consumer affairs representative, please find the contact details at TUMI.co.za/customer-service.
Proof of Purchase
Please save your store receipt as proof of purchase. This will be needed to demonstrate your warranty coverage. Additionally, this will serve as proof that your purchase was made at an authorised TUMI retailer. Our Limited Warranty only applies to products that were purchased from an authorised TUMI store or dealer. If you no longer have your receipt, we may be able to use your tracer history in order to demonstrate your warranty coverage. Please visit this link TUMI.co.za/tumi-tracer/register-your-tumi to register your product.
Registering with the TUMI Tracer® program records the date of purchase so that your information is in our system. Should you ever need to use our repair services, we can validate if your bag is still under warranty. Not all items we make have a tracer number, but most of our luggage, bags, and business cases do. If the item in question is not registered with TUMI Tracer® it will be your responsibility to provide proof of purchase at an authorised TUMI retailer. Please see our tracer registration page for more details regarding tracer registration. Please note: In Hong Kong, Macau, China, Japan and Korea, TUMI Tracer® is not valid for Proof of Purchase. You will need the original store receipt to validate purchase is from an authorised TUMI retailer.
This warranty gives you certain rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Cleaning instructions for TUMI products
The TUMI nylon fabric refresher is a special spot cleaning formula that removes dirt and most stains from ballistic and micro fiber nylon fabrics. Directions for use: Wipe excess dirt from fabric with a clean, dry cloth, bristle brush, or sponge. Gently rub into affected area. After a few seconds, wipe once more with a clean, damp cloth and air dry.
The TUMI leather conditioner is a complete leather care product designed to clean, polish and protect most leathers (except suede or napped finishes). The special wax-free lotion was created for TUMI to preserve the rich luster and soft hand of its fine leather luggage, business cases, handbags and accessories. Directions for use: Shake well. Always test on a small area before treating an entire item. Using a clean soft cloth, smooth conditioner onto leather surface, let dry, then buff gently with a soft dry cloth. For exotic and naked leather apply sparingly, work into the surface, let dry and buff with a soft absorbent cloth. For best results, apply the conditioner to product before its first use. Reapply as needed.