Consumer Protection Act, 2008 (Act No. 68 of 2008)
Chapter 2 : Fundamental Consumer Rights
Part H : Right to fair value, good quality and safety
58. Warning concerning fact and nature of risks
|a)||risk of an unusual character or nature;|
|b)||risk of which a consumer could not reasonably be expected to be aware, or which an ordinarily alert consumer could not reasonably be expected to contemplate, in the circumstances; or|
|c)||risk that could result in serious injury or death,|
must specifically draw the fact, nature and potential effect of that risk to the attention of consumers in a form and manner that meets the standards set out in section 49.
|2)||A person who packages any hazardous or unsafe goods for supply to consumers must display on or within that packaging a notice that meets the requirements of section 22, and any other applicable standards, providing the consumer with adequate instructions for the safe handling and use of those goods.|
|3)||Subsection (2) does not apply to any hazardous or unsafe goods to the extent that a substantially similar label or notice has been applied in terms of any other public regulation.|
|4)||A person who installs any hazardous or unsafe goods contemplated in subsection (2) for a consumer, or supplies any such goods to a consumer in conjunction with the performance of any services, must give the consumer the original copy of—|
|a)||any document required in terms of that subsection; or|
|b)||any similar document applied to those goods in terms of another public regulation.|
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