If you are having trouble or concerns with a product or a recall you should contact the retailer first. The supplier is responsible for the safety of the product and putting it right. Contacting the supplier helps them become aware of issues and gives them a chance to sort it out for you.
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- I don't like the recall fix offered
- I have a faulty product and the supplier won't sort it out
- I've been injured by a product, had a near-miss or have safety concerns
- I'm having trouble with a recall
If you don't like the remedy on offer - talk to the supplier about what you want. If the supplier won't agree then you can look at your rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA). The Consumer Protection site has information on your CGA rights around recalled products and how to enforce them.
Your CGA rights may enable you to get a solution that is more appropriate or acceptable for you.
For more information on your CGA rights and how you can enforce them, visit the Consumer Protection website.
Consumer Protection provides information on your rights and what to do if a product is faulty, poor quality, or doesn't meet your expectations.
If you have been injured by a product, had a near miss, or concerns about the safety of a product, it's good to let the retailer know.
It’s also good to let the government know becasue incident and safety reports from the public help government agencies identify, assess and respond to issues. See the who regulates what page to identify which agency to contact.
I am having trouble with a recall
If you are having trouble with a recall, talk to the supplier. If you want to register your concerns with government about a recall, for example, if the supplier if blocking you from getting the fix there are different government agency’s to contact Depending on the type of product:
- If it’s road vehicles contact: NZ Transport Agency (NZTA).
- For food products contact: Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
- For medicines and medical devices or equipment contact: Medsafe (Ministry of Health).
- For all other products contact: Trading Standards (part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment - MBIE).