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Leading charity warns against the risk of unregistered appliances

Householders who own unregistered appliances could be putting themselves and their loved ones at risk of serious injury and death, warns leading accident prevention charity, the Royal Society of Accident Prevention and the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances.

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The alert comes during Register My Appliance Week which runs from the 23 – 27 January.

By registering a domestic appliance with the manufacturer, people can be informed of any recalls or safety issues as quickly as possible and reduce the risk of tragic incidents like fires and explosions.

To register your device, visit: www.registermyappliance.org.uk.

Ashleigh Martin, Public Health Advisor at the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA): “With such busy lives, it’s only natural not to have domestic safety at the top of our to-do lists. But a simple action like registering your appliance as soon as you’ve purchased it can help prevent against unnecessary tragedies. By registering your appliances in a timely manner, you can be among the first to hear when there is a potentially life-saving product recall.”

AMDEA CEO Paul Hide, said: “We urge anyone with unregistered appliances – whether brand-new, a pre-used buy or installed a while ago – to register all their appliances so they can be contacted in case of any safety notifications, repairs or recalls.

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“Most manufacturers accept registrations of machines up to 12 years old, and there’s no need for a proof of purchase. It’s completely free and easy to do – it’s a win-win for keeping your home safe and possibly increasing the life span of your machine.”

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  1. Robert Alexander

    24th January 2023 at 5:53 pm

    As a Swansea Registered business we’ve been telling residents and the Welsh Government this for years, that you could also register your appliance with us. The first independent appliance safety register, started 12 years ago. What we do is divert repairable goods from leaving the local area, get them to certified repairers, capture waste and social metrics and donate money to local people who need it, as voted by the community. We prevent recalls of white goods from being sold in your LocalitEEE online shop, accessed via the register and display who fixed it and what was wrong, before you buy a used one from someone local. Interested? http://www.eeesafe.com/pre-launch and if you want to have a safer home and ensure your repairer understands Electricity, then you should visit here. https://bit.ly/EEE_DoTheyKnow

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