Developments in European Product Liability

01 Jan 1987

The eight questions discussed in this article are as follows: (1) Why is new legislation needed in the field of product liability? (2) What should be the basis of a new regime of product liability? (3) Who should be liable? (4) What products should be subject to a new regime of product liability? (5) Who should be entitled to sue? (6) What defenses shall be allowed? (7) What damage should be compensated? (8) How long should the producer's liability last?