Hair clippers are an easy way to get rid of unwanted hair – plus, they’re easy to use! But like all electrical appliances, they come with safety risks.
Hair Clipper Safety
- Make sure you buy your hair clippers from a reputable retailer, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
- It’s important to register a new hair clipper with the manufacturer so that you can be contacted if a safety notice or recall is required. It also makes it easier for you to return a faulty product or order a repair. To register any of your appliances, regardless of age, visit Register My Appliance.
- Use our free online checker to see if you have any recalled electrical items.
- Any socket you plan to use to charge a hair clipper should have RCD (residual current device) protection. An RCD is a life-saving device that protects against dangerous electric shock and reduces the risk of electrical fires. If you don’t have RCD protection in your fuse box for your sockets, consider using an RCD plug to protect you and your property from serious appliance faults.
- Only charge the hair clippers with the adaptor supplied.
- Make sure you keep the hair clippers and adapter dry.
- If the hair clippers are damaged, stop using them and either get them repaired by the manufacturer or replace it.
- Don’t submerge the hair clippers or adaptor in water, or under running water.
- Check that the voltage on the adaptor corresponds to the local mains voltage before you plug it in.