The Development Risk Defence of the Consumer Protection Act 1987

  title={The Development Risk Defence of the Consumer Protection Act 1987},
  author={Christopher Newdick},
  journal={The Cambridge Law Journal},
  pages={455 - 476}
  • C. Newdick
  • Published 1 November 1988
  • Law, Business
  • The Cambridge Law Journal
The European Directive on Product Liability introduces a new regime of strict product liability to the member states of the Community. Those injured by products may recover by showing that the product is “defective,” i.e., that it “does not provide the safety which a person is entitled to expect. …” The advantage of this approach for the individual is that liability turns on the existence of a defect alone. Unlike the law of Negligence, no question of foresight of the danger, or of the… 

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