- Third parties — Exemption from liability — Limitation of liability — Conformity of goods
This chapter deals with liabilities concerning the supply of non-conforming goods that fall outside the Sale of Goods Act. The liabilities may be those of the seller for innocent misrepresentation or breach of express warranty, or they may be those of a third party to the contract of sale, such as a producer. The importance of the statutory implied terms is such that the liabilities of the seller dealt with here are, in comparison, of secondary importance. Express warranty, for example, has played a relatively minor role in sale of goods, compared to other areas of law, because of the statutory implied terms. Third parties may be liable to a buyer on the basis of a collateral warranty, or in the tort of negligence or under statute laying down strict product liability.