A new website has been launched to register household appliances keeping users informed if repairs are needed or a product is recalled.
Nationally, only a third of people register all their appliances with a manufacturer, leaving many owners untraceable if a product needs to be recalled or repaired.
To combat this, the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Electrical Appliances has launched the website, www.registermyappliance.org.uk, to make it quicker and easier for people to register their products.
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and Lincolnshire Trading Standards are encouraging residents to use the new website
Karl Turrill, deputy community fire safety manager for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said:“Registering your appliances may seem like an onerous task but you are making your home a safer place for you and your family. Household appliances can cause fires when they are not correctly maintained or used. It is a good idea to switch them off when they are not being used and don’t leave them on when you are going out or to bed.”
Principal officer for Lincolnshire Trading Standards, Lisa Foster said: “Domestic appliances have never been safer but sometimes faults are discovered and manufacturers need to let people know. By signing up for this free service you are making sure you won’t be left in the dark if something is wrong.
“Lots of other products can be recalled too, including toys, household goods, cars and food products. To find out what is being recalled please ‘like’ Lincolnshire Trading Standards on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @lincsts.”
For more information about home safety, including a free check for your home visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr.