European Product Liabilities, First & Second Edition, Kelly & Attree (Publisher: Butterworths)

This book provides a useful overview of producer liability for defective goods throughout Europe. It is designed for both lawyers and businessmen as a practical guide and is written from the manufacturer’s rather than the claimant’s standpoint.

Leading practitioners contribute individual chapters on the national laws in: Austria; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Ireland; Italy; Luxembourg; the Netherlands; Norway; Portugal; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; and the United Kingdom.

Each chapter includes: an overview of the law relating to defective products; liability in contract, tort and for breach of statutory duty; special liabilities arising in respect of particular producers; how the EC Product Liability Directive has been implemented and its impact on existing law and risk management and the implementation (or otherwise) of the Directive relating to general supply of consumer products (92/59/EEC). It also covers the EC Product Safety Directive and other safety related directives.