Highland Council Trading Standards
Helping Highland homes to be safer – advice to consumers.
Highland Council Trading Standards want to remind householders to improve their home safety by registering their fridges, freezers and washing machines on the new streamlined version of www.registermyappliance.org.uk.
Developed by the Association of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA), the portal now optimises the use of smart phones and makes registration of over 60 leading electrical brands for old and new appliances, easier and faster via a consumer’s mobile phone, tablet or PC.
For manufacturers, local and national government, increasing home safety has never been more important. With an estimated 93 million (92.7m.) wet and cold appliances currently in use in consumers’ homes, keeping track of fridges, freezers and washing machines is a crucial safety precaution. By taking just a few minutes to register domestic appliances directly with the manufacturer, via the user-friendly portal www.registermyappliance.org.uk householders can be contacted quickly if a product recall or free safety repair is ever needed.
To raise awareness, many brands are also running prize draws to encourage owners to look around their kitchens and register their old appliances too. Consumers can also receive advice on safe usage by going to https://www.registermyappliance.org.uk/care-performance/appliance-care/ on the Register My Appliance portal. Highland Council Trading Standards would like to encourage all consumers who have electrical appliances in their homes to ensure they take the time to register them.
On Register my Appliance Day, 16th January 2018, manufacturers are also sending reminders to over 4 million consumers to register their products. While supporters including the Fire and Rescue Services nationwide, the Local Government Association, RoSPA, Trading Standards, Citizens Advice, Electrical Safety First, leading private and social landlord groups are using internal communications, regional press and social media to promote www.registermyappliance.org.uk.
Highland Council Trading Standards, as part of this awareness campaign has also published information on Facebook on how to register. https://en-gb.facebook.com/HCTradingStandards/
Further information regarding AMDEA and Register my Appliance Day, 16th January 2018 can be found by going to: https://www.registermyappliance.org.uk/
AMDEA is the UK trade association for manufacturers of large and small domestic appliances; representing over 85% of the domestic appliance industry and nearly 90% of white goods brands. Members’ products include most of the UK’s top selling brands of major white goods, other large and small kitchen appliances, heating, water heating, floor care, waste disposal and ventilation equipment.
Figures supplied by BEIS, Market Transformation Programme, Energy Consumption in the UK, Table 3.12, Fridges, freezers, washing machines, dish washers and tumble dryers.
29th January 2018