Button BatteriesKeep button batteries out of reach of children. Christmas is a time when children receive new toys. Often these toys are operated by button batteries.
In July, the Chief Coroner reported that between 40 and 45 people had died as a result of taking the drugs and the then-Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters instructed officials...
Staff at the National Poisons Centre based at the University of Otago are delighted to learn that the Ministry of Health has chosen Homecare Medical as the preferred provider for...
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding boaties and anyone else who paints boats of new rules for using antifouling paints.
Spare a thought for the safety-conscious parent who attached a child safety lock to their fridge, only to find their child had swallowed part of the lock's backing paper.
A man who performed CPR on a teen before she was pronounced dead after huffing butane says if teens gave any thought about what this did to their parents, "they...
An Invercargill mother is warning parents of the dangers of light-up magnetic badges after her toddler shoved a seven-millimetre button battery up his nose. The battery began to corrode.
In Auckland Museum's exhibition The Poisoners, experts look at toxic surprises that may lurk in the bush or the bathroom. Today, the focus is on poisons around the home.
A young boy became seriously ill after swallowing a $2 coin while on his way to spend it on an icecream.
The Los Angeles coroner has found that popstar Michael Jackson died of an overdose of propofol.