Oregon and Colorado have become the fourth and fifth states to enact right to repair laws for digital electronic equipment, following California. Minnesota, and New York. Both laws require a manufacturer to provide consumers and independent repair shops with documentation, tools and parts for diagnosing, maintaining or repairing consumer electronic equipment on fair and reasonable terms.

Consumer electronic equipment is defined in both of these laws to include a product that, “functions, in whole or in part, on the basis of digital electronics that are embedded within or attached to the product.” Based on this definition, some mattresses and foundations that contain electronics would appear to be covered by these laws. Notably, these laws contain provisions to restrict so-called “parts pairing,” which occurs when a company includes software in devices that prevents the installation of parts not produced by that company.