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Product liability law: producer's liability for harmful cosmetic products

Roslan, Muhammad Azril and Abdul Aziz, Norazlina and Abd Rani, Ahmad Ridhwan and Roslan, Rosazra and Che Mohamad, Che Anuar (2023) Product liability law: producer's liability for harmful cosmetic products. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 8 (5). pp. 1-11. E-ISSN 2504-8562

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Under relevant Malaysian laws, manufacturers or distributors who falsely claim that their cosmetics are safe are subject to criminal penalties. The question arises as to whether the producers can be responsible for physical as well as emotional injury caused to the consumers of such products. This paper seeks to investigate the potential liability of the manufacturer and distributor of defective cosmetics under the product liability law, which generally aims to protect consumers from unsafe products. The paper concentrates on the provisions of strict liability for defective products under Section X of the Consumer Protection Act 1999. The main issues to be resolved are whether cosmetics containing harmful substances can be considered as 'defective' and what kind of injury can be recovered by the victims. This study's findings provide producers and suppliers with information regarding their civil liability for supplying presumably safe cosmetics and the consumer's ability to obtain redress for harm caused by cosmetics comprising harmful ingredients.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmetic Harmful cosmetic products Producer Product liability Consumers
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Rosazra Roslan
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2023 08:58
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2023 10:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/105230

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