We couldn’t live without our gadgets which is why we fill our houses full of them.
From entertainment, gaming to beauty, DIY tools and mood lighting, we just can’t get enough of them. If they are not designed to be left switched on like your fridge and freezer it’s essential you always switch them off last thing at night.
Registering your electrical products means that the manufacturer can easily get in contact with you if the product you’ve brought turns out to have a fault, be dangerous or need recalling altogether.
Each new electrical appliance you buy for your home should be registered but if you haven’t registered older products it’s not too later.
There should be paperwork with the product explaining how to register the product and instructions on how to operate and maintain it.
If you’ve had the item for a while and have lost the paperwork it’s still possible to register it
To ensure manufactures can easily get in touch if there is a problem, fault or danger with a product you’ve brought. You could be entitled to a refund or be able to send the product away for repair.
Electrical products such as chargers, hair dryers, straighteners, kettles, irons and toasters are recalled more regularly than you might think but many remain unregistered so carry on being used putting their owners at risk of electrical shocks, fires or even death.
Be the first to know of any safety repairs or recalls; register your appliance with The Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances.
Alternatively, The Electrical Safety Council provide information of electrical products that have been recalled since 2007. Check electrical product recalls to make sure that your home is safe.
If lithium batteries overheat when charging items there is a risk of these exploding. To prevent this:
Further guidance can be found on the National Fire Chiefs Council website, or you can access the NFCC complete guide to e-bikes and e-scooters fire safety.