Get clicking: It’s Register my Appliance Day

Faulty fridges, freezers, tumble dryers and other white goods can cause fires. That’s why Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue service and Oxfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards are supporting Register My Appliance Day. It’s about encouraging people to improve their safety by registering the appliances that they rely on every day.

Station Manager, Chris Barber said: “Remembering to register both new and older household appliances is a crucial part of keeping your home and family safe. Appliances can easily get forgotten about as they are often running daily for many years. Registering your appliances means the manufacturer is able to contact you swiftly when needed. This guarantees the household will receive any relevant safety messages, allowing the owner to respond immediately.”

Appliances don’t have to be in warranty, or brand new to be registered. The Register My Appliance web portal was designed by the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA) to make it quicker, easier and safer for the public to register both new and older appliances.

As an incentive, to encourage owners to register their appliances, many leading brands are offering to enter registrants into free draws for a range of desirable prizes.

The latest YouGov survey for AMDEA has found that less than half of British adults regularly register their large domestic appliances with the manufacturer. Of those that don’t regularly register, 39% said this was because they forgot and 29% didn’t think it was necessary. By not registering everyday appliances, owners risk missing out on crucial product safety warnings that help keep households safe. The YouGov survey also revealed that 70% of UK adults with a fridge or fridge freezer over ten years old have never had a professional review or check to verify if they are safe and fit for purpose.

It only takes a few minutes, so go online and get clicking to register your appliances: www.registermyappliance.org.uk