Product liability briefing
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Let the seller beware is the title of a conference organised by Senior Executive Briefings, a recently formed division of the British Safety Council, to be held in London on July 31.
Aimed at directors and senior level managers in manufacturing, distribution and retail industries, the conference aims to brief delegates on the proposed law on product liability and the existing Consumer Safety and Unfair Contract Terms Acts.
Not only will simple interpretation of the Acts be given, but also executives will be shown how these laws are linked and the implications to manufacturers, retailers and suppliers of products.
According to James Tye, director-general, British Safety Council and one of the speakers, "Nobody in Britain wants a re-run of the American experience where strict liability already operates. It would be no exaggeration tc say that litigation has run riot there.
"The so-called product liability crises has bankrupteC many small businesses whc have not been able to afforc the massive rises in insurance What everyone does want is tc stay out of the law courts, anc this can only be achieved ii British industry commits itseli at board level."
Further information on th( conference is available frorr the British Safety Council, 62. 64 Chancellors Road, Londor W6 9RS.