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White Goods & Fire Safety

Tumble dryers, washing machine, fridges and freezers can all cause electrical fires.  Here's what you need to know to stay safe:

  • If you are concerned about the safety of a product stop using it and make your concern known to the retailer, manufacturer or your local Trading Standards office.
  • Clean your tumble dryer filter after every load.
  • Don't overload sockets with lots of energy-hungry appliances – follow the one plug per socket rule.
  • A list of recalled products is available on the gov.uk Product Recall page.
  • Take extra care with second-hand appliances, ensure they have been safety checked and are not listed on the product recall register.
  • Always make sure new appliances are registered so that manufacturers can contact you in the event of any problems – it takes minutes to registermyappliance.org.uk

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