IDE v ATB Sales Ltd: QBD 17 Jul 2007

The claimant was injured when he fell from his bicycle. The handlebar was broken. And the parties disputed whether the break was the cause or result of the fall. The handlebar was of an ultra light kind, which the manufacturer recommended was to be checked regularly and changed as necessary.
Held: ‘the conclusion to be drawn from the totality of the evidence is that the left hand handlebar of Mr Ide’s bike was defective and that it was that defect which caused the handlebar to fracture with the result that Mr Ide fell off the bike and suffered serious injuries.’
Gray J
[2007] EWHC 1667 (QB)
Bailii
Consumer Protection Act 1987 2
England and Wales
Cited by:
Appeal fromIde v ATB Sales Ltd and Another CA 28-Apr-2008
Each appellant challenged how the judge had decided between alternative proofs of causation of the respective loss. In Ide, the claimant asserted a fault in a cycle handlebar, and in Lexus, the claimant asserted that it caught fire whilst . .

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