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Product liability

Consumers who suffer loss or damage because of defects in a manufacturer's goods can seek compensation from the manufacturer. The ACCC can bring a representative action on behalf of one or more consumers who suffer loss or damage as a result of unsafe goods. The manufacturer's liability does not depend upon the manufacturer being at fault, or the manufacturer having dealings with the person injured or suffering loss. This liability exists independently of any other liability the supplier may have to the person injured or suffering loss or damage. It is not possible to exclude, restrict or modify this liability. Any term in a contract purporting to exclude, restrict or modify the manufacturer's liability is void and unenforceable.