The Restatement of Torts (Third) and the European Product Liability Directive

(1996) 5 Journal of International Law and Practice 239-270

Posted: 15 Oct 2020

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Thomas Lundmark

University of Hull - School of Law; University of Münster

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

What is product or products liability? Simply, it means liability for harm caused by a product. But this is where the American consensus ends and the legal fun begins. Whose liability? The manufacturer's? The carrier's? The seller's? Can one successfully sue the" mom and pop" bicycle shop that unknowingly sold a defective bicycle helmet? Yes, in the United States. Generally not, in Europe. Harm to whom and to what? Just to the ultimate consumer (and his or her property), or also to the person whom the ultimate consumer injures with the product?

Suggested Citation

Lundmark, Thomas, The Restatement of Torts (Third) and the European Product Liability Directive (1996). (1996) 5 Journal of International Law and Practice 239-270, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3680535

Thomas Lundmark (Contact Author)

University of Hull - School of Law ( email )

University of Hull
Hull, HU6 7RX
United Kingdom

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