Product guides

Learn about products with known child safety hazards, what to look for when buying them and how to use them safely.

Around the house

Furnishings and furniture can become unsafe due to wear and tear. It's a good idea to check nursery furniture and accessories regularly for damage or weakness.

Blinds and window shades with cords

Button batteries

High-chairs and hook-on porta-chairs

Lighters and matches

Nursery furniture and change tables

Porta-cots and play-yards

Safety barriers and baby gates

Bathtime and around water

Babies and small children should always be closely supervised near water.

Bath aids

Water toys

Portable pools and spas


Playtime and on the move

Our children thrive when they can play and explore their surroundings, but injuries often happen when on the move. Understanding and using product safety features and restraints keeps them safe.

Bicycles - Commerce Commission(external link)

Bouncers and jumpers

Bouncinettes and baby walkers

Child restraints / car seats - Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency(external link)

Hand-held toys

High powered magnets

Prams and strollers

Quad bikes


Swings and slides


Water beads

Water toys

Sleep products

Children may be left unattended while sleeping for long periods of time, so it's important the space is safe.

Baby slings

Bunk beds


Hot water bottles

Inclined infant sleepers

Sleepwear (including information on fire safety) - Commerce Commission(external link)

Wheat bags