Article 693. Responsibility for the shortcomings of the thing transferred for free use.

1. The lender is responsible for the shortcomings of things that he intentionally or through gross negligence did not stipulate when concluding a contract of gratuitous use. When such deficiencies are discovered, the loan recipient is entitled to request from the lender gratuitous elimination of the deficiencies of the thing or reimbursement of its expenses for eliminating the deficiencies of the thing or early termination of the contract and compensation for the actual damage suffered by it. 2. The lender who has been informed about the requirements of the loan recipient or about his intention to eliminate the shortcomings of the thing at the expense of the lender may, without delay, replace the defective thing with another similar thing that is in proper condition. 3. The lender is not responsible for the shortcomings of the things that were agreed upon when concluding the contract, or were known in advance to the loan recipient, or had to be discovered by the loan recipient during the inspection of the thing or checking its serviceability when signing the contract or when transferring the thing.

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References to other articles of chapter 36. Free use:
Article 689. Contract of gratuitous use.
Article 690. Lender.
Article 691. Granting of a thing for free use.
Article 692. Consequences of failure to provide things for free use.
Article 694. The rights of third parties to the thing transferred for free use.
Article 695. The obligations of the borrower on the content of the thing.
Article 696. The risk of accidental death or accidental damage to a thing.
Article 697. Responsibility for damage caused to a third party as a result of using the thing.
Article 698. Early termination of the contract of gratuitous use.
Article 699. Refusal of a contract of gratuitous use.
Article 700. Change of parties in a contract of gratuitous use.
Article 701. Termination of a contract of gratuitous use.