B&Q issues urgent recall over remote control plug sets

Product recall - B&Q has issued an urgent recall over two of its remote control on/off plug sets due to a potential fire risk.

They were on sale from September 2014 to November 2017.

A small number of these products have shown excessive heat build-up inside the plug, and in some circumstances, this could cause items in contact with them to ignite.

The two products are:

  • REMOTE CONTROL ON/OFF SET TWIN SET - product barcode number: 5052931395033
  • REMOTE CONTROL ON/OFF SET TRIPLE SET- product barcode number: 4895130705675


There is a potential fire risk so if you, or someone you know, has bought one of these products, stop using it and take the below steps immediately:

  • Switch it off at the wall
  • Remove the plug
  • Return it to your local B&Q store where you will be refunded

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Product recall - B&Q has issued an urgent recall over two of its remote control on/off plug sets due to a potential fire risk.