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LPA 42 – Deleterious Material Clauses

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Published in February 2010

Since the 1980s, following a number of high profile product failures, the inclusion of deleterious materials clauses in appointment documents and collateral warranties has become commonplace. Such clauses give rise to a number of issues that consultants and contractors should be aware of. This LPA describes four circumstances in which such clauses could give rise to issues for members and suggests mitigation measures/ actions.