Grant v The Australian Knitting Mills

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Grant v The Australian Knitting Mills ([1936] A.C. 562) is a landmark case in consumer law from 1936. It is often used as a benchmark in legal cases, and as an example for students studying law.[citation needed]

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Dr. Grant, the plaintiff, contracted dermatitis as a result of wearing woolen underpants which had been manufactured by the defendants (Australian Knitting Mills Ltd). The garment in question contained an excess of sulphite. Upon purchase, he wore them for one entire week without washing them beforehand. The Privy Council held that the defendants were liable to the plaintiff.[1]

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