Product liability update August 2018

Published on 30 August 2018

A round-up of key stories making the news, from the Potential impact of US litigation in the UK to a case involving injuries arising from caustic soda.

Potential impact of US litigation in the UK

There have been two recent significant product liability cases in the US which have involved products which are common place in the UK market. Read more.

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

The Court of Appeal has recently upheld a High Court decision in which Mr Younis t/a Safa Superstores was found one third liable for an incident which caused severe injuries to a toddler. Read more.

Code of Practice – supporting better product recalls

In March 2018, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published a Code of Practice on consumer product safety related recalls and other corrective actions (PAS 7100:2018). Read more.

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

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 product risks and recall, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS). Read more.

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