On 15 January 2015 AMDEA launched its new safety initiative and web portal, ‘Register my appliance’ with support from Consumer Affair’s minister, Jo Swinson.
The portal offers consumers a simple way to increase their home safety, by registering all of their appliances, acquired within the last twelve years, in one place. Currently the portal provides access to the product registration pages of over 45 leading brands of domestic appliances, including most of the UK’s top selling brands of major white goods.
Jo Swinson Consumer Affairs Minister said:
“It is so important that we make sure that we register new appliances and don’t risk missing out on key information that could save lives. This initiative will make it easier for consumers to register appliances both new and old, and will help to ensure that relevant owners get vital information on product recalls and safety notices.”
The portal also provides advice on correct maintenance, safe usage and installation, product standards and testing, guarantees and warranties, consumer rights, a product recall listing and the AMDEA Code of Practice on Product Safety.
‘Register my appliance is also supported by RoSPA and the launch marks the beginning of a longer term collaboration between AMDEA and a range of stakeholders – working together to highlight this important safety advice.