Product liability is the liability of a supplier, designer or manufacturer to the customer for injury or loss resulting from a defect in that product. There are two main reasons why it has recently become the focus of attention. The first is the recent publication of a draft directive by the European Economic Community and the second is the wave of actions under United States Law which have resulted in spectacular awards for claims involving death or injury. In 1977 the average sum awarded resulting from court proceedings was $256000. Changes in the United Kingdom are inevitable but it is first necessary to review the current position.
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.