chapter  15
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The 20th century witnessed the development of a comprehensive legal framework for consumer protection. This revolution was achieved partly through late-19th century legislation and partly through the efforts of the judiciary, in keeping with social and economic changes in the light of mass-production of goods. After the Second World War, further comprehensive legislation was introduced as a result of the work of pressure groups representing the interests of consumers, and UK membership of the EU. This chapter concentrates on protection afforded to consumers from injuries caused by defective products.