294. Civil liability for damage caused by defective products.

The Consumer Protection Act 1987 imposes liability for defective products on producers and suppliers. For the purposes of that Act, building and engineering contractors are suppliers of products, but in general will not be producers of products1.

A contractor is a supplier of goods within the meaning of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 if he performs any contract for work and materials to furnish the goods2. So in building contracts to supply and fix items, the contractor is a supplier of those items. The Consumer Protection Act 1987 makes special provision to define the extent of supply in building contracts

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