296. Criminal liability for defective consumer goods and unsuitable new construction products.

296.     Criminal liability for defective consumer goods and unsuitable new construction products.

Consequent to the UK's withdrawal from the EU, this Halsbury paragraph should be read in conjunction with the Product Safety and Metrology etc (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/696, pending incorporation of the changes into the text.

Provisions imposing criminal liability1 for unsafe goods affect building and engineering contractors engaged on works which will be used for private use and enjoyment. The general principle that no producer may place a product on the market unless the product is a safe product applies to products