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Home Safety Electrical Fire Safety


Did you know that 9 out of 10 electrical fires are caused by electrical products? This can be because flammable materials are kept near hot items or due to electrical faults. If a manufacturer has uncovered problems with a product’s safety, they are required by law to arrange for the return of all affected products, and make product owners and the public aware of the recall.


Here are some steps that you can take to have a better chance of hearing about a recall:


• Check on the manufacturer’s website or contact your local trading standards service.


• Search product recall websites like Recall UK or the Electrical Safety Council for recent product recalls.


• Register any domestic appliances you buy – big or small – with the company. That way if there is a recall, they’ll be able to find you.


If your fire


alarm sounds – GET OUT, STAY OUT, GET THE FIRE SERVICE OUT…DIAL 999


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