Product Safety
Children are vulnerable consumers

Children are vulnerable consumers and are potentially at risk of harm and injury from a wide variety of products. 

To support child safety and injury prevention, it is important to increase community and family awareness of the range of measures including product safety standards, and regulatory courses of action that support product safety in New Zealand.

The page provides information about key stakeholders and systems in place to support product safety in New Zealand.

View Product Safety Resources

Click the link above to order or download resources (i.e. posters, flyers, infographics) relating to this injury issue.

  • Ensure products meet an approved safety standard
  • Follow guidelines provided with products in relation to their assembly, maintenance and use
  • Ensure products are used in a safe manner and are stored appropriately
  • Child proof your home and regularly inspect equipment for broken or small parts
  • Report any product safety concerns to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and also to the supplier or manufacturer
  • Supervise children when playing. 

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Visit the following websites for safety messages and more product safety information