☰ Revisor of Missouri


Chapter 400

< > Effective - 28 Aug 1963    bottom

  400.2-602.  Manner and effect of rightful rejection. — (1)  Rejection of goods must be within a reasonable time after their delivery or tender.  It is ineffective unless the buyer seasonably notifies the seller.

  (2)  Subject to the provisions of the two following sections on rejected goods (sections 400.2-603 and 400.2-604),

  (a)  after rejection any exercise of ownership by the buyer with respect to any commercial unit is wrongful as against the seller; and

  (b)  if the buyer has before rejection taken physical possession of goods in which he does not have a security interest under the provisions of this article (subsection (3) of section 400.2-711), he is under a duty after rejection to hold them with reasonable care at the seller's disposition for a time sufficient to permit the seller to remove them; but

  (c)  the buyer has no further obligations with regard to goods rightfully rejected.

  (3)  The seller's rights with respect to goods wrongfully rejected are governed by the provisions of this article on seller's remedies in general (section 400.2-703).


(L. 1963 p. 503 § 2-602)

(1971) In action by seller against buyer for contract price of machine, court of appeals held that assuming machine was defective, defendant operated machine an unreasonable length of time before rejecting it and buyer was liable for contract price. Stephens Industries, Inc. v. American Express Company (A.), 471 S.W.2d 501.

---- end of effective  28 Aug 1963 ----

use this link to bookmark section  400.2-602

Click here for the Reorganization Act of 1974 - or - Concurrent Resolutions Having Force & Effect of Law
In accordance with Section 3.090, the language of statutory sections enacted during a legislative session are updated and available on this website on the effective date of such enacted statutory section. Revisor Home    

Other Information
 Recent Sections Editorials May Be Cited As Tables & Forms Multiple Enact
Repeal & Transfer Definitions End Report

Site changes Pictures Contact

Other Links
Legislative Research Oversight MOLIS
Library MO WebMasters
Missouri Senate
State of Missouri
Missouri House