Products sold in New Zealand must be safe to use. Many products are covered by mandatory or voluntary product safety standards. These standards are written to test to a minimum level of quality safety to help prevent injuries or reduce the risk of them happening.
Bicycles, toys, children’s nightwear, baby walkers, cots and cigarette lighters are regulated in New Zealand. You should ask the supplier if those products meet minimum safety requirements.
If you have some concerns about the safety of a product or if you’re injured by a product, you should tell the retailer or supplier about it straight away.
More information about your rights and what to do with unsafe products can be found here:
Some products that you’ve bought might have been recalled due to quality or safety concerns.
You can keep dangerous products out of your home by signing up for product recall alert emails. You can be alerted to all recalls or select from a list of product categories.
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