Register my appliance - make your home safer
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to reduce the risk of home fires by 'Registering your appliance'.
Simply register your appliance (e.g. fridges, freezers, washing machines and tumble dryers) and then receive product safety warnings and safety updates or repair notifications about your appliance.
Register my appliance (opens in new window)
You can also check if any of your electrical goods have been recalled (opens in new window)
According to the most recent research thousands of consumers are still missing out on product safety warnings as they fail to register their fridges, freezers and washing machines. There are over 100 million large appliances* in use in our homes and we keep them a very long time, but less than half (47%) of consumers registered the last product they bought**. Unlike cars, this leaves the vast majority untraceable if a safety action becomes necessary.
Firefighters are urging the public to register their new buys now and not to forget older appliances that may in kitchens.
The Register my appliance portal - whose growing number of supporters includes the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), Age UK, Citizens Advice and Electrical Safety First (ESF) - also provides valuable advice on correct maintenance, safe usage and installation, product standards and testing, guarantees and warranties, consumer rights, a product recall listing and the AMDEA Code of Practice on Product Safety.
If any of your friends or family don't have access to a computer and would like to register an appliance, please help them by registering their appliance on the website - Register my appliance (opens in new window)
* ONS, Family Spending 2012, Table A48
** Consumer Survey by Populus, on behalf of Electrical Safety First, 4-6th December 2015