Date: 7 July 2017
Register your appliances to be alerted of any product recalls.
Thousands of consumers are still missing out on product safety warnings as they fail to register appliances such as fridges, freezers and washing machines, according to the most recent research.
In a very small number of cases, manufacturers may identify problems with an appliance once the product has been in use for some time. They then need to contact you to get the fault corrected as quickly as possible. Normally a quick in-home fix by a qualified technician will banish any risk.
It can be very difficult to trace customers as they often do not provide contact details when they buy a product. So as a consumer, it is important that you take the responsibility to let manufacturers know that you own the appliance and ensure that they can get in touch directly should they need to.
Registering can also save you money by entitling you to an extended warranty or guarantee period.
The Register my appliance portal is supported by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), Age UK, Citizens Advice, Electrical Safety First (ESF) and local Fire and Rescue Services.
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