Environmental health

Your environment can have a big effect on your health. Find out how to stay safe and healthy in your home and in the outdoors.

Product Recalls lists products that have been recalled. This includes medicines, medical devices and equipment, tools and machinery, vehicles, and household goods.

The site will help you find out:

  • which products are being recalled
  • what’s wrong with the products
  • what you need to do to have the product replaced, refunded, or repaired.

For businesses, there’s also information on how to lodge a recall.

For food recalls, see the Ministry for Primary Industries' Food Recalls page.

In this section

  • How infectious diseases spread and what you can do to prevent infection spreading at home and in the workplace. Read more
  • Food irradiation is a technique used to kill insects and harmful bacteria in food. Irradiation can also be used to slow down the ripening of food and stop food from sprouting to extend its shelf life. Read more
  • A laser pointer might look like a toy – but it can be very harmful. Find out about using lasers safely. Read more
  • We’re exposed to radiation all the time, from natural sources and from our technology. Not all radiation is harmful – find out when it’s dangerous and when it isn’t. Read more
  • You should always have a working smoke alarm in your home – it could save your life. Some smoke alarms contain a tiny amount of radioactive material. However, they don’t contain enough to affect people’s health. Read more
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