Emergency services are warning owners to register their products, as faulty appliances are the cause of a large number of house fires.
Last year, the BBC found that 60 fires a week are caused by malfunctioning electrical goods. Washing machines and tumble dryers topped the list.
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The research followed a number of high profile fires caused by appliances, including the Grenfell Tower tragedy, which was started by a faulty fridge freezer.
Now, in an effort to reduce this number, the Fire Service is encouraging people to register for alerts about faults in certain white goods.
How to register an appliance
In order to register your appliances, you need to go to registermyappliance.org.uk
Once there, simply click the ‘register my appliance’ button and select the product you own.
The next step is to take a photo of your rating plate and upload it to the website. Alternatively, you can type in the model or product number into the search box.
Once registered, you will be notified as soon as a fault with a particular appliance is discovered or a recall started. You can then take action to ensure that your home is safe.