n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - The consumer's right to safe, good quality goods and the implied warranty of quality under Sections 55 and 56 of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008




Chapter 2 Part H of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 ('the CPA') protects the consumer's 'right to fair value, good quality and safety'. This contribution focuses on two sections in this part of the Act, namely section 55, headed 'Consumer's right to safe, good quality goods' and section 56, headed 'Implied warranty of quality'. In the course of explaining the contents of these sections, problematic aspects will be identified. Some brief comparisons will also be drawn with the EC Consumer Sales Directive and the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Common European Sales Law ('CESL') Reference will also be made to proposals made by the Law Commissions of England and Wales and of Scotland on consumer remedies for faulty goods.


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