Registering your appliances takes roughly the same amount of time as having a scroll through social media, making a cup of tea and funnily enough, putting a load of washing in your machine – so what are you waiting for?
NFRS is continuing to support the register my appliance campaign to encourage you to take just a few minutes to register your household appliances.
With less than a third of large white goods being registered when purchased and 67% of people being found to not register old or second hand appliances, it is more important than ever to let manufacturers know that you own your appliances.
Information including your name, address, a contact email and telephone number, as well as the model and serial number of your appliances, is all that you will need to get started.
Serial numbers will normally be located in one of the following positions:
• Washing machines and tumble dryers – inside the door at the entrance to the drum.
• Dishwashers – on the inside of the door.
• Fridges and freezers – inside the main fridge compartment
• Smaller electrical items – on the underside or back of the device.
Head of Prevention at NFRS, Area Manager Damien West, said: “We know that appliances are something that tend to be kept for many years, and what we would like to do is to get people thinking about how manufacturers could get in touch with them currently to report any safety recalls.
“If you’re appliances are already registered, we encourage you to spread the word to friends and family, and show them how simple the process is.
“We cannot stress the importance of making sure manufacturers can trace you should a safety repair be needed on your appliance, so please take just a few minutes to register yours here.
“It is also important to make sure that you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home, and that you test them regularly.”
You can find out more about safety in your home here.