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Published on October 18th, 2019 | by The GC Team

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Retailers urged to engage with Product Safety Week – #ReactToRecalls

Next week (21–25 October 2019) is Product Safety Week and the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA) will be encouraging the UK public to take a few minutes on registermyappliance.org.uk to enter the details of their domestic appliances to ensure they will be informed if a safety notice or product recall is issued.

The #ReactToRecalls Product Safety Week campaign is co-ordinated by the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), and is an initiative that retailers can assist with.  

Register my Appliance aims to eliminate any confusion about registering appliances and has issued Safety Matters for Appliance Owners, which makes clear how people can best prepare ahead of any possible recall.

With an estimated 170 million large appliances in use in UK homes, the call is going out to those who have yet to register products, encouraging them to commit a few minutes to making their homes safer.

The organisation is also aiming to inform consumers who might not realise that models bought second hand, inherited or just overlooked can still be recorded on registermyappliance.org.uk, as the site can take registrations for products up to 12 years old. 

AMDEA’s acting Chief Executive Sian Lewis has this advice for the public: “Just because you’ve had a chest freezer in the garage for a few years does not mean you should neglect to register it. It’s important to keep your home safe.

“Take stock of all your appliances and get them registered. If there is ever an emergency repair or a recall, the manufacturer will then know where to find you.”

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