News and notices about product safety in New Zealand.
Date published: 12 May 2020
This message is relevant to all consumers and businesses who wish to contact the Product Safety service.
Date published: 19 December 2019
Inclined infant sleep products have been banned after being implicated in multiple infant deaths overseas.
Date published: 17 July 2019
Today the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hon Kris Faafoi, signed the Product safety policy statement foam-filled furniture: Reducing the risk of fire-related harm from household furniture products.
Date published: 16 April 2019
Victoria University’s senior lecturer Jeongbin Ok from the School of Design has developed a dye which allows early detection of a child ingesting a button battery.
Date published: 12 September 2018
Have your say on reducing the impact of foam-filled furniture in domestic fires.
Date published: 4 April 2018
A compulsory recall order has been issued for Alpha Type Takata airbags under the Fair Trading Act 1986.
Date published: 16 February 2018
In February 2018, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister launched a Product Safety Policy Statement designed to get button battery manufacturers and retailers to make their products safer.
Date published: 21 November 2017
Businesses involved in design, manufacture, and distribution have another product safety tool to draw on, with a new standard offered free for the first time to businesses.