The Government has launched a new web tool that aims to streamline product recalls in New Zealand.
Currently product safety recall information is distributed by four different government agencies in New Zealand, dependant on the type of product.
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says the new product recall tool is a first-stop-shop for consumer product recall information.
“The new portal streamlines information availability, allowing consumers and businesses to react more swiftly when products are recalled,” explains Goldsmith.
“By keeping information up to date on a centralised portal, consumers will be at less risk of harm from unsafe products,” he says.
“The portal also allows businesses to distribute recall information more effectively which can reduce the cost of undertaking a recall.”
“The portal also aligns with the Government’s Better Public Services programme aimed at making it easier for businesses and New Zealanders’ to interact with government online,” adds Goldsmith.
The product recall web tool can be accessed here.