Product Safety Focus for Electrical Safety First

10 July 2014

Product safety roundtable

Electrical Safety First will be hosting a roundtable on product safety, recalls and traceability, on Tuesday 9th September, at Church House, Westminster.

The roundtable – a prelude to Electrical Safety First’s well-established Product Safety Conference, which will take place on November 12th – attracts senior representatives from electrical manufacturers and retailers, as well as delegates from government, trade bodies and related organisations.

Discussions will have an in-depth focus on recall notices – their design, placement and consumers’ reaction to them – as well as methods for improving traceability.

“At our last roundtable, delegates raised concerns around consumer behaviour and how to get members of the public to act on a recall notice”, explains Phil Buckle, Director General of Electrical Safety First. 

“We have since commissioned detailed consumer research, which aims to help set out the best format and channels for recall notices and to help manufacturers and retailers understand key motivators for consumers to act.

“Our previous research has shown that almost two million adults have knowingly ignored a recalled electrical item. Given our campaigning expertise, we are ideally placed to take the lead on this issue but for improvements to occur, we need the support and input of the entire electrical supply chain.  A roundtable event of this nature provides the perfect opportunity to do just that.”


Editors’ Notes:

  • The roundtable is sponsored by TechUK, which represents the technology industry in the UK - from leading FTSE companies to innovative start-ups.

For further information, please contact:

Angela Murphy t: 020 3463 5127 e:

Ben Stokes t: 020 3463 5129 e: