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BEIS continues its focus improving product safety with new strategy implemented by the Office for Product Safety and Standards

United Kingdom - August 30 2018 In our alert published on 1 February this year, we reported on the creation of a new national oversight body created to identify and manage consumer...

Gavin Reese, Nick McMahon, Mamata Dutta.


Potential impact of US litigation in the UK

USA, United Kingdom - August 30 2018 There have been two recent significant product liability cases in the US which have involved products which are common place in the UK market. The...

Gavin Reese, Nick McMahon, Mamata Dutta.


Appeal decision upholds retailer’s partial responsibility for injuries arising from caustic soda

United Kingdom - August 30 2018 The Court of Appeal has recently upheld a High Court decision in which Mr Younis ta Safa Superstores was found one third liable for an incident which...

Gavin Reese, Nick McMahon, Mamata Dutta.


Code of Practice - supporting better product recalls

United Kingdom - August 30 2018 In March 2018, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published a Code of Practice on consumer product safety related recalls and...

Gavin Reese, Nick McMahon, Mamata Dutta.


The EU Product Liability Directive - is it still relevant?

European Union - May 31 2018 Directive 85374EEC - the "Product Liability Directive" came into force on 30 July 1985. It established the principle of liability without fault...

Dorothy Flower, Gavin Reese, Nick McMahon.