Betancourt Company sells automatic can openers under a 75-day warranty for defective merchandise. Based on past experience, Betancourt estimates that 3% of the units sold will become defective during the warranty period. Management estimates that the average cost of replacing or repairing a defective unit is $15. The units sold and units defective that occurred during the last 2 months of 2014 are as follows.
Units Defective Prior to December 31
(a)Determine the estimated warranty liability at December 31 for the units sold in November and December.
(b)Prepare the journal entries to record the estimated liability for warranties and the costs incurred in honoring 1,000 warranty claims. (Assume actual costs of $15,000.)
(c)Give the entry to record the honoring of 500 warranty contracts in January at an average cost of $15.