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Safety defect

The Consumer Protection Act 1987 defines the legal test (for civil liability purposes) of the existence  of a defect in a product as “…the safety of the product is not such as persons generally are entitled to expect…”. In determining this expectation  “…all the circumstances shall be taken into account, including –

No mention is made of technical or safety standards either here or in the European Directive on product liability, which Part 1 of the CPA transcribed into UK law.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 November 2008 13:11 )