What is the test for whether a product is defective because it is not sufficiently described?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Hovey v. Whiting, 1887 CanLII 16 (ON CA):

The learned Judge held at the trial, following the case of Nolan v. Donelly, 4 O.R. 440, as being the latest decision on the point, that it was defective because the goods assigned by it were not sufficiently described; and no doubt if the description in that case was bad, a fortiori, it is so in this.

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