Call for a single, easily accessible register of recalled faulty electrical products
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Figures reveal there is, on average, nearly one fire a day in the capital involving white goods such as dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers and fridges and freezers.
In 90 per cent of cases, the cause was a fault in the appliance or its electrical supply rather than human behaviour.
Currently consumers rely on a variety of databases, manufacturers' websites and media publicity, making it difficult to find out if any of the electrical appliances they own are a potential death trap.
We believe the current system to tell consumers that a product is being recalled is ineffective with only around 10 - 20 per cent of products ever being returned or repaired (Electrical Safety First, 2015).
To reduce the fire risk posed by faulty white goods, we are now urging the Government to act on a recommendation, made by consumer champion Lynn Faulds Wood, to introduce one single, publicly accessible register of recalled products.
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