Consumer Protection Under The Existing Laws

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5.1 Consumer protection under the existing laws

This chapter will be dealt with the ways by which the consumers are protected from the default acts of the seller and the proposed amendments that are made to ensure that the consumers are protected more. The chapter will first attempt to explore and identify consumer awareness regarding the scope of their protection, responsibilities and Consumer Protection Act 1987. Secondly it will deal with the Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumer Regulations 2002 that has made amendments to the Sale of Goods Act 1979 to clarify the seller’s responsibilities more precisely.

5.2 Consumer Protection Act 1987

The Consumer Protection Act 1987 imposes liability for defective products on producers and suppliers. In 1985 the Council of the EC promoted a Directive on liability for defective products. The main objective of the Consumer Protection Act is to ensure the better protection of consumers and introduced the notion of strict liability for defective products into UK Law. Part I of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 was passed to give effect to this Directive that applies in English law and gives the consumer an additional right to make a claim. Under this Act, anyone who is injured by a defective product can sue the manufacturer irrespective of whether the manufacturer was negligent. Where any damage is caused by a defect in the product, any person who supplied the product will be liable if the buyer who suffered the damage requests the…
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