Legal: Orgalim comments on public consultation on the Product Liability Directive

Published: 2 August 2021

Policies & Issues: Legal

The Product Liability Directive, thanks to its technology-neutral provisions, has created legal certainty while enabling technological innovation over the past years. We do not see a need to revise the Directive at this point in time.

The Product Liability Directive has significantly strengthened consumers’ rights and still fulfils this aim. The Directive is balanced, since the consumer does not need to prove the fault of the producer while the consumers need to prove the damage, the defect and the causal relationship between defect and damage. This balance must be maintained.

We believe that the Directive is fit for purpose and will continue to meet its objective of setting a balanced and fair framework, in terms of liability, for damage caused by a defective product.

 

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Authors

Selandari
Silvia Selandari
Senior Adviser - Trade and Legal

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