On 19th January 2017, AMDEA celebrated its annual ‘Register My Appliance Day’, with support from the Consumer Minister Margot James, urging the public to register their appliances so that manufacturers can contact them if a safety repair is ever needed.
Over four million people received a reminder from AMDEA members, while supporters including the Fire and Rescue Services nationwide, Electrical Safety First, RoSPA, Trading Standards, Citizens Advice and the National Landlords Association helped highlight the day through press and social media.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) raised awareness of Register My Appliance Day to colleagues in BEIS at a display in their office ‘Community Corner’.
Consumer Minister, Margot James said:
“While we all hope never to receive safety messages from manufacturers, it’s important they can get in touch with customers quickly and easily if there are safety issues. AMDEA works throughout the year to get more people into the habit of registering the white goods they rely on every day, and I’d urge everyone to take a few minutes to do so.
“I’ve used the Register My Appliance portal myself – it’s quick and easy and recognised by the Government-backed Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety as a key tool to help keep consumers safe across Britain.”
The Register my appliance campaign offers consumers a simple way to increase their home safety, by registering all of their appliances acquired in the last 12 years, in one place. Currently the website portal provides access to the product registration pages of over 60 leading brands of domestic appliances, including most of the UK’s top selling brands of major white goods.
Image: Consumer Minister, Margot James at the RMA display in the BEIS ‘Community Corner’