How can I use my iron safely?

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Never leave your iron unattended

Answered by Dave, Electrical Safety Expert

Never leave your iron unattended.

Unplug when not in use.

Don’t wrap the supply cable around the iron while it is cooling down.

Ideally, use an iron caddy to place your iron on as it cools down after use. If you don’t have one, make sure that it is not near to flammable materials and out of reach of small children and pets.

Keep out of reach of small children and pets at all times – do not allow them to pull on the wires or hang on the ironing board.

Check cords and plugs for signs of damage on a regular basis. Discontinue use if there are any signs of damage present.

If you drop your iron it is important that it is checked for safety before using it again as wires inside the appliance may have become loose. Discontinue use if the case around the appliance becomes broken and wires are exposed.

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