The UK trade association for the Manufacturers of Domestic Electrical Appliances (AMDEA) wants to raise awareness of how registering new and in-use household appliances helps to keep homes safe.
AMDEA says registering these products makes it much easier for manufacturers to contact consumers in the event of a product recall, with the campaign also backed by the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).
When manufacturers are able to contact affected consumers, they can take appropriate action to rectify the situation quickly.
“What should I do?”
OPSS says the main messages are:
• Register all your appliances. Many manufacturers will allow you to register household appliances that are up to twelve years old with them. Most household products can also be registered through registermyappliance.org.uk, including second-hand ones.
• This includes checking whether small appliances are registered. Faulty toasters and kettles can cause fires. Register with the manufacturer or registermyappliance.org.uk to get recall notices before it’s too late.
• Landlords, make sure your products are covered in properties you own. Check that all the household appliances are registered so you are contacted quickly if they are recalled.
• Check that products are registered in rented accommodation. Check that the owner has registered the household appliances. If they haven’t, you should register the products yourself.
For more information, please visit the gov.uk website.
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