Landlords and their agents have been advised to be super-wary about electrical products that are already in their properties, plus any new ones supplied, such as fridge freezers, cookers and tumble dryers.
The warning comes after a continuing spate of safety alerts and product recalls. Only last week, Dorset fire and rescue issued after a serious house fire caused by a tumble dryer.
One manufacturer, Beko, has been repeatedly at the centre of stories about domestic fires caused by their appliances, with fire brigade claims that they have caused at least 20 blazes at homes since 2010.
Despite a number of alerts and product recalls, it is estimated that around 138,000 Beko affected appliances are still in domestic properties.
Beko may have had the worst publicity but it is by no means the only manufacturer to have issued alerts – see the links given at the end.
Below is a list of the product recall information websites:
Electrical Safety Council (ESC): www.esc.org.uk/recall. You will need to enter a model â€¨number, brand name or description of a particular item. If the product has been recalled, the website will advise on next steps.
Recall UK is the primary product recall site that lists all UK product recalls, for all product types, announced in the last few weeks: www.recalluk.com/default.aspx
Beko safety notices: www.beko.co.uk/Pg/ProductSafetyNotices
Bosch safety notices: http://www.bosch-home.com/us/support/safety-notices.html
White Goods Help – Archives for Safety Warnings & Appliance Recalls: â€¨www.whitegoodshelp.co.uk/category/safety-warnings-recalls-houshold-appliances/