An Introduction to Product Liability in Brazil

Aiming at balancing consumers and suppliers' positions, Brazil has developed a complex set of regulations, which includes the Federal Constitution ("FC"), the Civil Code ("CC"), the Consumer Defense Code ("CDC") and a significant number of resolutions from Administrative Bodies, which will be explained in details below. In addition, there are several bills of law, in state and federal levels, with the purpose of providing na even more extensive protection to consumers.

Product liability litigation is quite common in Brazil, which makes it crucial for suppliers to understand the legal framework and case law as a way to avoid potential liability.

Recall is a mandatory post sale duty under Brazilian legislation, which plays an important role in the product liability scenario. Before getting into the specifics thereof, we will make a brief explanation on the product liability scenario in Brazil, in which recall is inserted...

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