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Register your electrical goods for Register My Appliance Day

Register your electrical goods for Register My Appliance Day

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is urging everyone to improve their home safety by taking the simple step of registering their fridges, freezers and washing machines as part of Register My Appliance Day today, Tuesday, January 16.

Register My Appliance Day is a national fire safety campaign aimed at encouraging every UK householder to register their appliances online to help protect their homes and families.

With an estimated 93 million (92.7m.) wet and cold appliances currently in use in our homes, keeping track of our fridges, freezers and washing machines is a crucial safety precaution.

By taking just a few minutes to register domestic appliances directly with the manufacturer, via , householders can be contacted quickly if a recall or free safety repair is ever needed.

New YouGov research, shows that less than half of owners (46%) register the fridges they have bought because people don’t believe it to be necessary. Similarly, almost a third (29%) of households found a fridge in situ when they moved into their current property and, although they continue using it, the great majority (80%) have no idea if it is registered.

Very few people (15%) realise that they can register an appliance with the manufacturer, even if they acquired it second hand or inherited it. Most makes accept registration of large appliances up to 12 years’ old.

The latest YouGov survey also revealed that our most important material possessions are our phones and cars, followed closely by our fridges and washing machines. Yet, unlike our 32 million cars, the majority of the large white goods that we keep running for years without a health check, are untraceable.

Mark Thomas, Group Manager for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, urges the public to register products they may have bought in the sales and not to forget the older appliances they have been using for many years.

Group Manager Thomas said: “Registering appliances is so important – it takes just minutes but it will mean a manufacturer can contact you quickly if your product needs to be recalled for safety reasons.

“These machines are indispensable to our everyday lives yet we tend to take them for granted and forget they are there. It’s so quick and easy to register your appliance and doing so could help protect your home and family should anything go wrong.”

To register your appliance visit and follow the instructions. You will need the brand name and model of your product, plus the serial number (printed on the safety plate attached to your product) and approximate date of purchase.

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