Manufacturers may, on occasion, issue product recall notices for certain electrical appliances where the product could affect the safety of the user/consumer.
Domestic electrical appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, kettles and hairdryers are part of everyday use in the home, but some of these products have been recalled by manufacturers because there is a risk of electric shock or fire.
Simply check out the list of products recalled on
Electrical Safety First website to find out if your product is listed as a recall item, there is a section which explains what to do with your recalled product.
If you search for a product 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.
We urge you to visit the
Electrical Safety First site and utilise the online tool for consumers to quickly and easily check the safety of their electrical products.
Below are few basic safety steps you can carry out to ensure you keep yourself safe from fire, but for more information download -
SFRS Electrical Safety leaflet:
Always use the right fuse
Never overload sockets
Never run electrical cables under carpets
Never repair or rejoin cables with insulating tape – always replace the whole cable
Use electric blankets safely
Switch on to switching off
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You can be the first to know of any safety repairs or recalls for the electrical appliances in your home by registering your appliances.