Register your appliances
Make sure you register your appliances to keep-up-to-date with the latest product and safety information. That is the advice from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service on Register My Appliance Day, January 21.
By registering appliances manufacturers will have the details they need to let you know about any problems or recalls and in many cases you will benefit from an extended guarantee which could save you money in the long-term.
The registermyappliance.org.uk website allows you to register electrical good from almost any manufacturer in one simple place. It’s not just for new appliances; you can register anything you bought in the last 12 years.
Thousands of people are still missing out on product safety warnings as they fail to register their fridges, freezers and washing machines, according to the most recent research. There are over 100 million large appliances1 in use in our homes and we keep them a very long time, but less than half (47%) of consumers registered the last product they bought.
Divisional Officer Neil Fenwick said: “It only takes a few minutes to register appliances and you will have the peace of mind of knowing that if there is an issue or a product recall you will know about it straight away.
“Faulty electrical good frequently start potentially devastating appliances so as well as making sure you switch them off at the plug when they aren’t in use our advice is register these devices so you get any warnings you need to stay safe.”
The register my appliance website, which is run by the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA), provides quick and easy access to the registration pages of 62 leading brands. Supporters of the site include the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), Age UK, Citizens Advice and Electrical Safety First (ESF).
As well as providing up-to-date information on product recalls and safety issues the site also has valuable advice on correct maintenance, safe usage and installation, product standards and testing, guarantees and warranties, consumer rights, a product recall listing and the AMDEA Code of Practice on Product Safety.
Register your appliances here: www.registermyappliance.org.uk