Recall Review – December 2016 to April 2017
Electrical Safety First operates an online recall checker, which the public can use to search for product recalls and safety actions that may affect them, and also provides further information on what steps to take.
The checker is updated with information from trading Standards, the EU Rapid-Reaction system (RAPEX) and manufacturer’s webpages, and a typical notice includes general product information including a photo and identifying characteristics, the nature of the safety issue and the manufacturer’s advice, if available.
When a recall/safety action is added to the webpage an automatic email alert is sent out to subscribers and it is publicised on Electrical Safety First’s social media. You can subscribe to these email alerts here: http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/product-recalls/product-recall-alerts/
Over the last four months the recall checker has had a total of 13 electrical product recalls/safety actions added to it, compared to the previous quarter period’s 16.
The total number of recalls recorded so far in the first 3 months of 2017 is 10.
Over the past quarter period, as with the quarter before, visitor numbers to the recall checker have been much higher than usual, which is predominantly due to a major UK recall of tumble dryers, updated in February this year. This is reflected in the top five quarterly recalls viewed and top brands searched for in this period.
From the 1st of December 2016 until the 31st of March 2017 the product recalls section has had 271,965 page views.
Top 5 Recall Pages Viewed
- Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline Tumble Dryers - February 2017 (50,326)
- Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline Tumble Dryers - March 2016 (28,260)
- Hotpoint Washing Machines (3,143)
- Ann Summers Black Power Wand (2,817)
- TT TV 4K Ultra HD 4k2k TT TV Box (2,542)
Top 3 Brands Searched For
- Hotpoint (5,840)
- Creda (4,780)
- Indesit (4,551)