The average success rate of an electrical product recall in the UK is just 10-20%. This means that there are potentially millions of recalled electrical items still in UK homes. As most of these products have been recalled because they offer a risk of electric shock or electrical fire, they present a serious risk.
Register Your Appliances
Unless products are registered, it is very difficult to track them down.
The ‘Register My Appliance’ website makes it easy for you to register all of your electrical products. You will need the brand name, model, serial number and purchase date and the registration process is very simple to follow. The manufacturer will only contact you in the event of a recall, your details will not be used for marketing.
Go to www.registermyappliance.org.uk for more information and to register your electrical products.
Frequently Recalled Products
The electrical goods most often reported as faulty or dangerous are:
- Electrical chargers
- Adaptors, including those used for travel
- Extension and spare product leads
- Hairdryers, tongs and straighteners
- Small kitchen appliances like kettles, toasters and irons
Checking your electrical products
Our product checker contains the details of electrical products that have been recalled since 2007. If you have searched for a product that you own and it is not listed, this means that it has not been recalled and should be safe to use. However, if you do have concerns about its safety, contact the retailer or manufacturer to alert them to a potential problem.
Our advice on returning recalled products gives you further information.
To add our recall checker to your website, click here to generate the code that you need.
Sign up to receive an email notification when a new product recall has been listed.
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