Today the UK is holding a ‘Register My Appliance Day’. Fires starting in faulty electrical appliances have proven to be the cause of many of the dwelling fires and owners are being encouraged to register appliances in order to get information of product issues and recalls.
Currently, over 50% of all newly-bought household appliances go unregistered leaving owners unaware of potentially dangerous faults. People are being encouraged to use their smartphone, tablet or PC to register today and to spread the word to friends and colleagues.
Registration is simple and free at; registermyappliance.org.uk
Image shows the devastation from a fire caused by a faulty washing machine. Picture courtesy of Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service.