An express warranty is created by any affirmation of fact or a promise made by a seller to a buyer that is a part of the basis of the bargain. In addition, an express warranty may be created by a description, model, or sample of the goods. A seller breaches an express warranty when the goods fail to “conform to a promise or an affirmation of fact . . . , or the goods do not conform to a description, sample, or model . . . .” Herring v. Home Depot, Inc., 565 S.E.2d 773, 776 (S.C. Ct. App. 2002) (holding that an aggrieved buyer must also establish that the breach caused the damages for which it seeks to recover); see also Yurcic v. Purdue Pharma, L.P., 343 F. Supp. 2d 386, 394 (M.D. Pa. 2004) (holding that to prevail on breach of express warranty claim, a buyer must establish the existence of a warranty, a breach of warranty, and damages proximately caused by the breach)
“Whether an express or implied warranty has been breached is included in the revocation determination only in the sense that a breach of a
warranty could substantially impair the value of the goods to the buyer.”. 139 See U.C.C. § 2-106(2)
It is not necessary to use words like “warranty” or “guarantee” to create express warranties in a contract in Texas. Also, statements of opinion rather than fact , which are called “puffery”, do not create express warranties under Texas law.
TEX BC. CODE ANN. § 2.313 : Texas Statutes – Section 2.313: EXPRESS WARRANTIES BY AFFIRMATION, PROMISE, DESCRIPTION, SAMPLE
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