Boston Scientific Medizintechnik GmbH v AOK Sachsen-Anhalt - Die Gesundheitskasse

European Union – Consumer protection. The Court of Justice made a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of arts 1, 6(1) and section (a) of the first paragraph of art 9 of Council Directive (EEC) 85/374 (on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the member states concerning liability for defective products). The requests had been made in an appeal on a point of law between Boston Scientific Medizintechnik GmbH (BSMG), and AOK Sachsen-Anhalt — Die Gesundheitskasse and Betriebskrankenkasse RWE, compulsory health insurance organisations, concerning requests for reimbursement of the costs relating to the implantation of pacemakers and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator imported and marketed in the European Union by G. GmbH a company which subsequently merged with BSMG.