Sewing & Embroidery Products

Effective date: 1 October 2016 for products sold in South Africa only

When you purchase a Brother Sewing or Embroidery machine and our genuine accessories, we’ll support you every step of the way with our 1-year carry-in warranty commitment. YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER YOUR PRODUCT, our warranty is automatic when you purchase your Brother device. With Brother, you can have peace of mind that we are always “At Your Side”. To keep your Brother machine running in optimal condition we recommend using only Brother Genuine Consumables.

Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of the claims procedures, the product will be repaired at no charge for parts and labour. Only faults that are a consequence of manufacturer defects in materials or workmanship will qualify for FREE repairs. All replaced parts or products become the property of Brother.

All models, excluding the PR-Series machines, are not intended for use as a profession, business, trade or occupation.

The Warranty Type for each product is identified below.

Mannequin Sewing Warranty

1-Year Carry-in Warranty

Sewing Machines

Computerised Sewing Machines

1-Year Carry-in Warranty

Overlockers & Cover Stitch Machines

Combination Sewing & Embroidery Machines

1-Year Carry-in Warranty

Embroidery Machines

1-Year Carry-in Warranty

Professional Embroidery Machines

This is a representation of our current line-up of Sewing and Embroidery machines. It is possible that some models not shown still carry a 1-year warranty.

Additional Warranty Information

How to make a claim under this warranty

To make a claim under this warranty you will need to:

  1. Contact the sewing and embroidery dealer / retail store / e-commerce web site that you purchased the product from.
  2. Have your product serial number and proof of purchase ready for the claim process.

Carry-in Warranty

  • You will be responsible for transporting the warranted product in original packaging or alternate secure packaging to and from your dealer. Damage caused during transportation by failing to package the product correctly will not be covered by this warranty
  • You will need to include your proof of purchase with the product
  • Once your product has been repaired you will be advised regarding collection
  • Please note that should a quotation be attached to any repair, the work will only be carried out once the quotation has been accepted.

Warranty Exclusions and Limitations

This section applies to the extent permitted by law and only covers genuine Brother products imported by Brother South Africa (PTY) LTD.

  • This warranty does not include needles, belts, springs, lamp bulbs, bobbins, blades, etc which normally require replacement from time to time and maintenance kits (periodic or otherwise), accessories and consumable items, operation of product outside the manufacturer specifications, cleaning, normal wear and tear, damage caused by accident, neglect, misuse, abuse, improper installation or operation, acts of God (including but not limited to lightning, flood, earthquake and fire), foreign matter entering the product such as liquid, moisture, insect infestation or dirt or any damage caused from service, maintenance, modification or tampering by anyone other than a Brother authorised repairer, or with the use of supplies, consumable items, or add on products that are non-genuine Brother products.


Products presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished products of the same type, rather than being replaced. Replacement or repairing of the product or part thereof does not extend or restart the Warranty Term. If a product presented for repair is capable of retaining user-generated data, you are advised that the repair of the product may result in loss of this data.


Brother Technical Support Centres may seek reimbursement from you of any reasonable costs incurred by them if the products are found to be in good working order, the problem is not a consequence of a defect or manufacturing fault or where any of the warranty exclusions and limitations apply.

Your Rights as a Consumer

This section applies if you acquire the warranted products as a consumer as defined in the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (“CPA”).

The benefits provided under the CPA are in addition to other any rights and remedies that you may have in terms of our manufacturer’s warranty in relation to our products. In terms of the CPA, should our products fail to meet the implied warranty of authority contained in the CPA, you are entitled within a period of 6 months after delivery to a repair, replacement or refund in respect of the product (Subject to the other provisions of the CPA).

For details about the South African Consumer Law please see the following link: