Defective consumer products in particular have always been a challenging area of focus due to not only the diverse types of consumers’ products but also how jurisdictions regulate standards of quality and the remedies available to consumers. This would include remedies pertaining directly to the defective product as well as the harm caused by the product and product liability.
To facilitate capacity building, AGA-Africa Programme collaborated with the University of Pretoria(UP), South Africa, on an informative webinar held on the 23rd June 2022 titled ‘The Right to Fair Value, Good Quality and Safe Products – Tackling Defective Consumer Products and Redress for Consumers.’
The webinar was aimed at disseminating legal information on the standard and quality of consumer products as well as the remedies available to consumers regarding defective consumer products that cause harm or are substandard.
The webinar was officially opened by Kim Robinson, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for South Africa and Professor Jacolien Barnard, Professor, Department Mercantile of Law, Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria and moderated by John Ukegbu Esq. Senior Staff Attorney, New Jersey Office, Northeast New Jersey Legal Service.
The informative webinar was facilitated by Lucious Bodibe, Public Affairs Manager of the Motor Industry of South Africa, Professor Jacolien Barnard, Professor, Department Mercantile of Law, Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria, Joseph Potchen Esq. Consumer & Regulatory Enforcement Bureau, Michigan Department of Attorney General, Mitchell Stern, Senior Associate, Arnold and Porter, Eric Rubel, Senior Counsel, Arnold and Porter and Florence Abebe, Chief Legal Officer with the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (Commission), Nigeria.
The webinar was officially closed by Kim Robinson, AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for South Africa.