The Consumer Protection Act 1987
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The Consumer Protection Act 1987

The Consumer Protection Act 1987

Any defective product can be referred to as a product that is not provide the safety which is otherwise expected from that kind of product. This definition comprise in all types of defects that might be noticed in consumer goods and make their utility harmful for the consumer. Standards have been set by The Consumer Protection Act 1987 for the personal injury and damage cases that are accounted to product liability. Going by the present law, it is not necessary to present any proof so as to get a successful compensation.

This act takes into account almost all raw materials, components and consumer goods that might further lead to a legal procedure against -

  • Self brander, who does not provide an identification of the producer.
  • Producer that includes processor, manufacturer, or abstracter.
  • Importers who are from countries that is not included in EC.

However, one should take care in this matter that services that are extended by tradesman or professionals cannot actually be taken as product liability cases and so are not covered under The Consumer Protection Act 1987, instead these are covered under the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982. There is a reasonable cost and standard as well that has been defined for service providers as well to which they have to comply to. In case, a consumer is being overcharged for any service, he/she can surely take a legal action against the service provider for the same.

Effective amendments have been made in The Consumer Protection Act 1987 by General Protection Act 1994 i.e. GPSR which is a safety net that addresses the safety of every kind of consumer goods that are not covered under any specific regulations. It includes both new as well as second hand goods along with almost all types of consumer goods. Regulations necessitate all consumer goods suppliers to make available products of whose safety they can be sure of in both of its normal and expected use.

There are previous statutes that provide consumers protection for possible cases of product liability to take action against any faulty consumer products. If the quality of the purchased product is not satisfactory enough and it does not last for a genuine time span which is expected, one can pursue a legal action. So, it is necessary for the seller to mention all important details of the product on its pre-sales pitch accurately and honestly.

Injury claims vary in complexity but it is always advisable to use a solicitor to ensure that the claim is properly presented and all areas of possible compensation are included.

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The information in this article is designed to provide general information only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

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