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Emergency services urge public to register household appliances to prevent fires

Do you register your electrical appliances? If not, you could be living in a home where a disaster is hiding in plain sight just waiting to happen. The shocking truth is, an average of two thirds of Brits’ electrical products aren’t registered with the manufacturer. These include dishwashers, tumble dryers, fridges etc. which total to an astounding 268 million unregistered electrical products.

Last year, the BBC found that 60 fires a week are caused by malfunctioning electrical goods. Washing machines and tumble dryers topped the list.

How to register an appliance

In order to register your appliances, you need to go to registermyappliance.org.uk

Once there, simply click the ‘register my appliance’ button and select the product you own.

The next step is to take a photo of your rating plate and upload it to the website. Alternatively, you can type in the model or product number into the search box.

Once registered, you will be notified as soon as a fault with a particular appliance is discovered or a recall started. You can then take action to ensure that your home is safe.

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