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Reliability, Maintainability and Risk, 9th Edition by David J. Smith

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Chapter 20

Product Liability and Safety Legislation

Abstract

This chapter is a brief summary of the legal situation as applied to safety and reliability. Contract law is included, as is statute law. The concept o strict liability is explained and applicable Acts of parliament are addressed. The chapter concludes with a section on product recall.

Keywords

Statute
strict
consumer
health and safety
liability
recall
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. This has been the focus of attention for some time. The first reason was the publication, in July 1985, of a directive by the European Community, and the second was the wave of actions under ...

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