Love v Halfords Ltd: QBD 8 Apr 2014

The claimant had purchased a new bicycle from the defendants who also maintained it. Several months later, the steerer tube broke causing an accident and severe injury. The cycle had been finally assembled by the defendant after importation, but that element was already put together.
Held: The claim failed. The expert evidence had been difficult, but the accident happened when the tube failed after being weakened by a previous, unknown, incident in which it was assumed to have been bent and straightened. The claimant worked in an engineering environment in which such repairs would have been possible. His denial of such a repair was not accepted.

Sir Colin Mackay
[2014] EWHC 1057
Consumer Protection Act 1987, Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, Sale of Goods Act 1979
England and Wales
CitedRhesa Shipping Co SA v Edmonds (The Popi M) HL 16-May-1985
The Popi M sank in calm seas and fair weather as a result of a large and sudden entry of water into her engine room through her shell plating. The vessel’s owners claimed against her hull and machinery underwriters, contending that the loss was . .
CitedIde 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 . .
CitedMcGlinchey v General Motors UK SCS 4-Dec-2012
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Contract, Consumer, Personal Injury

Updated: 11 November 2021; Ref: scu.523597