For the purpose of Article 1, damage means:
- damage caused by death or by personal injuries;
- damage to, or destruction of, any item of property other than the defective product itself, with a lower threshold of 500 ECU, provided that the item of property:
- is of a type ordinarily intended for private use or consumption, and
- was used by the injured person mainly for his own private use or consumption.
This Article shall be without prejudice to national provisions relating to non-material damage.