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Alison Newstead
Partner
Shook, Hardy & Bacon International LLP
Marisa Pearce
Solicitor (Associate)
Shook, Hardy & Bacon International LLP
Simon Castley
Managing Partner
Shook, Hardy & Bacon International LLP
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Defective products
Defective products
Practice notes

This Practice Note summarises the law on defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (CPA 1987) and Council Directive 85/374/EEC (the EU Product Liability Directive). The CPA 1987 imposes liability on producers of defective products. This Practice Note considers what constitutes a defective product under the CPA 1987, who in the supply chain could be liable for the defective product, their degree of liability and any contributory negligence issues, the type of damages and the various defences available to a producer. It also looks at reports on the efficacy of the EU Product Liability Directive and possible future reform.

Product liability risk management for producers
Product liability risk management for producers
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains the risks faced by producers in respect of their liability to members of the public for dangerous or sub-standard products, and the steps which producers can take to manage that risk.

Statutory product safety regime
Statutory product safety regime
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains the statutory product safety regime in the UK, covering civil and criminal liability under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (CPA 1987), the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. It considers emerging case law impacting the definition of defect and burden of liability under the CPA 1987 as provided for in Wilkes v DePuy and Colin Gee v DePuy.

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