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BEWARE OF PRODUCT LIABILITY WITHIN THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

The Consumer Protection Act will introduce strict product liability for suppliers – defined by the CPA as any business that markets goods and services.  Where in the past product liability was limited to manufacturers of goods, under the new definition within the Act manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers are included.  And retailers, who are the closest and most obvious to consumers will be the ones targeted by disgruntled consumers when it comes to product problems even if the fault is not theirs and will have to defend any actions. In the past negligence was a requirement for liability, under the new Act no negligence needs to be proved – there just needs to be a casual link between harm and the defective product.  According the Liabilities Group at Chartis South Africa, retailers should look to protecting themselves against litigation in relation to not only product liability but also with regards product recalls as our laws become more onerous and consumers encouraged to take action.  There are various policies which cover the key expense areas of product recalls and the reputational damage that comes with it. For more information contact www.chartisinsurance.com

 
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BEWARE OF PRODUCT LIABILITY WITHIN THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT
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