UK: AMDEA invites consumers to register their appliances

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The majority (57%) of British adults think appliances are safer than they were a decade ago, 28% about the same and only 5% considered them less safe.
This is why many English consumers do not consider necessary to follow the Government’s advice to register the appliances on the web portal: www.registermyappliance.org.uk. This website, which provides access to the registration pages of 47 leading brands of domestic appliances and makes it quicker and easier for the public to register all of their appliances, was created by Amdea, The Bristish Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances.

Douglas Herbison, Amdea chief executive
Douglas Herbison, Amdea chief executive

The main purpose of the initiative is to trace eventual affected products in case their manufactures had to make a safety adjustment, as explained by Douglas Herbison, Amdea chief executive, who declared: «Domestic appliances have never been safer, but we have over 100 million of large appliances in use in our homes and we keep them running for ten or more years. The incidence of safety actions is very low (between 6 -10 recalls a year) but, unlike cars, if manufacturers need to make a safety adjustment they have no way of tracing the majority of affected models. ‘Register my appliance’ aims to help our industry to act swiftly, to contact owners, if a fault is discovered in a particular batch of products.”
‘Register my appliance’ is designed to provide up-to-date, accurate, contact information for owners who have acquired specific models of appliances within the last twelve years, so manufacturers can issue safety updates or repair notifications to the right homes.