An article in a printed newspaper that provides inaccurate health advice relating to the use of a plant which, when followed, has proved injurious to the health of a reader, does not constitute a defective product within the meaning of EU law

(Source: Court of Justice of the EU)

Such an article cannot therefore render the publisher or printer of that newspaper liable without
fault under the directive on liability for defective products

KRONE – Verlag is a newspaper company established in Austria. It is a media proprietor and the
publisher of a regional edition of the Kronen-Zeitung newspaper. On 31 December 2016, it
published an article in that newspaper on the benefits of grated horseradish poultices, signed by a
member of a religious order who, as an expert in the field of herbal medicine, provides free advice
in a column published daily by the newspaper,

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