Check out the Latest Product Recalls
This is where you can check out the latest product recalls, using this excellent tool created by our clever friends over at Electrical Safety First.
If you follow the news you will be aware of the importance of making sure your electrical appliances are registered such as the Whirlpool washing machines mass recall.
If you have registered your appliances, if there are ever any safety notices placed on them, you can be informed. In the past when we bought electrical goods they had a postcard inside to complete, which registered the appliance to you so the manufacturer would contact you if there were any issues. But over time, as our lives have got busier we have got complacent and stopped filling the in.
Now, to make our lives a bit easier, in this technological world an online register has been created.
When the risk is the appliance may catch fire, you should want to be informed.
We have a landlord who suffered this problem; she had not registered her products and was not aware, until it was too late that she had a dishwasher that was a fire risk in her property.
The good news is, registering for updates doesn’t take long now and it doesn’t mean you will be inundated with junk mail.
The website I am referring to is called “Register my appliance” that you can use to register your appliances, and if you click on it it will take you to the website. It’s worth adding to your favourite sites as you can register every appliance you buy or own on there.
Check for the latest product recalls
In the mean time it is worth using this handy tool to check if any of your appliances have been served with recall notices. We find the appliances most at risk are ‘white goods’; washing machines, tumble driers, dishwashers etc.
When we go into a landlords property for the first time we check these larger appliances against the latest notices then we advise the landlord to make sure they’re registered for future updates. This is something the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association recommends their members do.
The big news at the moment is the UK government forcing Whirlpool to recall all its tumble driers due to a fire risk.
Here is that tool where you can check your appliances against the latest recall notices, just in case.
Do you want to be kept informed of the latest product recalls by email?
You can now sign up to receive alerts via email from Electrical Safety First with the latest electrical products that have been recalled because they pose a risk of electric shock, fire or malfunction.