North Wales Fire and Rescue Service supports Register My Appliance

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Register your home’s hardest workers for safety and savings @registermyappliance.org.uk

As winter arrives and energy bills escalate, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is urging householders to take advantage of free appliance registry @ registermyappliance.org.uk.  

Keeping machines in peak condition and ensuring they are on the radar for necessary safety notifications are simple ways to make sure they last as long as possible, save money and keep everyone safe.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliance’s (AMDEA) Register My Appliance campaign this week which reminds appliance users to register small and large appliances, whether new, second-hand or inherited in a property move.  The campaign, which runs in International Product Safety Week, provides access to 60 leading appliance brands sold in the UK. Many manufacturers accept registration of products at least 12 years old.

Dave Hughes, Head of Fire Safety for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service says:

“People are strapped for cash but they still need to do everything they can to keep their homes safe by looking after the appliances in the home. That’s important whether they’re new purchases, pre-used buys or products passed on by family or friends. This service is free and means you would be informed if ever a safety repair or recall is needed. You don’t even need proof of purchase so you can register if you bought second-hand or ‘inherited’ the machine.”

Taking a few minutes to register all appliances allows manufacturers to know who has their products.

It permits them to safeguard the right homes with immediate safety alerts and to make arrangements for free safety advice or repairs if needed.

 Those who live in rented homes or provide housing association accommodation are also recommended to ensure all their appliances are registered.

Register the missing millions

According to Government statistics we are using more than 210 million[1] appliances in UK homes to help us with the hard work of cooking, cleaning, laundry, washing  dishes and conserving our food. Yet official research estimated that 49%[2] of us have never registered a product, leaving some 100 million appliances untraceable, if a recall is required.

All eligible

With the recent growth in online appliance offerings some may have been purchased on second hand sites like Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree, Vinted or eBay.  Others inherited, or forgotten in second homes, garages and sheds.  Appliances provided by social housing, or in privately rented homes and those in multi-occupancy dwellings are all eligible for free registration. 

How?

registermyappliance.org.uk  links to 60 leading brands. By simply clicking on the relevant brand logo the user reaches a data-entry-form linked directly to the correct manufacturer. Most accept registrations of products up to 12 years old.  To increase safety and the life of appliances the Register My Appliance portal also offers:

-           A listing of appliance safety repairs and recalls

-           Hints and tips on household safety

-           Recommendations for appliance care 

[1] BEIS, ECUK September 2021, Table A2

[2] BEIS September 2020, Consumer attitudes to product safety, page 22

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