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The term white goods is used to cover the large electrical items we all have in our homes and include appliances ranging from fridges and washing machines through to vacuum cleaners and kettles. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service recommend that people register their appliances so that if there are any safety concerns or product recalls for any of the appliances in their home than they can be informed as soon as possible.
To make it easier for people to find out if their appliance has been recalled the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliance (AMEDA) have set up a free to use website where you can register all of the appliances you use at home. If any of these appliances is subject to a product recall in the future the manufacturer will be able to contact you immediately to arrange for a replacement item or to carry out work on your appliance to make it safe.
Register you appliance by visiting the Register My Appliance website.
Tumble Dryer Safety Advice - ALWAYS
- Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the use and maintenance of the appliance
- Clean the lint trap after every use – the build up of lint or fluff can cause fire
Tumble Dryer Safety Advice - NEVER
- Don’t overload plug sockets – the high wattage for a tumble dryer means that it needs its own 13 amp socket.
- Don’t leave appliances unattended – don’t turn the tumble dryer on before you leave the house or go to bed. Tumble dryers contain powerful motors with fast moving parts that get very hot.
- Don’t ignore warning signs - If you can smell burning or clothes feel hotter at the end of cycle, have your appliance checked out.
- Don’t overload your tumble dryer or put items in that have been used to soak up flammable liquids including cooking oil.