[re: requiring manufacturers to provide spare parts and repair service for 7 years after a model is discontinued.]
I can't speak to cameras or lenses specifically, but in the US, this is definitely true of some products, such as cars, IIRC. I don't recall the exact time frames involved or other conditions, though. I believe the reasoning is that you don't want manufacturers to be able to get out of providing warranty repairs with the excuse that they've run out of spare parts. I don't know if similar laws exist in other parts of the world.
Originally Posted by firecracker