The Act governing defective products in Ireland is known as the Liability of Defective Products Act 1991. The powerful Act introduced a strict liability regime for defective products, which is very good news for consumers in Ireland who may have suffered damage or loss due to defective products, through no fault of their own.
The National Consumer Agency is a state body which carries out continuous surveillance in regards the safety of non-food related products on the Irish Market. If the National Consumer Agency is of the view that a product poses a threat to the health and safety of the consumer, they have the power to order a business to remove that product from the Irish Market. Recalls are often in response to a consumer complaint and subsequent investigation into a defective product. However, the consumer may have already suffered injury or loss, through no fault of their own, prior to making the complaint about a potentially defective product.
Faulty or defective products should never be sold to consumers and if you are the victim of a faulty or defective product, you may be liable for compensation.
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