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Consumer Protection Act

The Consumer Protection Act 1987 is designed to protect consumers and give them rights when buying goods and services, eg manufacturers are legally obliged to put certain information on products, such as health and safety messages on cigarettes.

The act covers a range of issues including fraud, unfair business practice, product liability and many other consumer and business activities. As well as being bound by domestic UK legislation, businesses must take account of European laws with regards to consumer protection.

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