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Provided by the Ministry of Health and ACC, the NPC maintains an accurate and up-to-date database of almost all poisonous substances in NZ and Australia, and provides professional and timely advice during poisoning incidents.

Child Resistant Closures

Child Resistant Closures

Child resistant closures help to significantly reduce the chances of a child accessing a drug or chemical. They are legally required on some medication and chemicals, and can be purchased from pharmacies for use on other products

Child resistant closures are not "child proof" They are designed to increase the time it takes for a younger child to access the medication or chemical.
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