Show Summary Details
Street on Torts

Street on Torts (16th edn)

Christian Witting
Page of

Printed from Oxford Law Trove. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 27 May 2024

p. 40316. Product liabilitylocked

p. 40316. Product liabilitylocked

  • Christian WittingChristian WittingProfessor of Law, National University of Singapore, Barrister and Solicitor, High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Victoria


This chapter examines the provisions of tort law concerning product liability. It explains that a defendant can be held liable for a defective product that causes personal injuries or causes damage to property and that the liability for failure to take care in the manufacture of a product causing personal injury was established in the case of Donoghue v Stevenson. The chapter discusses the limitations of the tort of negligence and suggests that, in the majority of cases, claimants should bring their actions for defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 because it does not require proof of fault.

You do not currently have access to this chapter

Sign in

Please sign in to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription