Do you love how your trusty appliances help you with household jobs? Or did the New Year call for a new dishwasher or new kettle? Electrical appliances are great, and we know you will have read the instruction manual before using, but have you ever thought about registering your ownership?
Register my Appliance Week is running from the 17th-21st January. The Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA) began this safety initiative to encourage consumers to register their domestic appliances with the manufacturer so that they can be informed of any recalls or safety issues as quickly as possible.
Here in Lancashire, electrical fires are the second biggest cause of domestic after cooking. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service would like to promote how you can keep your home safe and be informed through simply signing up.
Group Manager Kirsty McCreesh, the Prevention lead for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said:
“We are called to numerous fires involving household appliances every week, so anything you can do to reduce the risk of having a fire in your home is worthwhile. Registering your domestic products is quick and easy to do online and will mean that you are informed of any safety repairs or recalls. Whether the product is brand new or a little bit older, maintenance and registration of these products is so important. We encourage individuals to register their appliances to make their homes safer.”
You may register older appliances (up to 12 years old since purchase date) and brand new on an online database. It’s simple and easy to complete, simply visit the Register my Appliance Website and enter the following details:
- Model Name – this may be a name or number
- Serial Number – this is between 10 and 16 digits
- Purchase date – don’t worry if you can’t remember the exact moment, an approximate month and year will do!
If you love your appliances and what they do, register them this week to ensure you’ll know if there’s ever a safety repair or recall.