The domestic appliance industry is reminding households to register the more than 100 million older appliances currently in use, during Register My Appliance Week.
According to Government research, half of consumers in the UK (49%) have never registered their appliances.
However, registration may prove invaluable if there are safety concerns with any particular model/s.
Consumers can register their home appliance details for products up to 12 years old and spanning nearly 60 brands.
A recent poll by the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Electrical Appliances revealed the vast majority (83%) of respondents did not know they could register an older appliance they had not purchased themselves.
This included equipment they found in their homes when they moved in, bought second-hand, or inherited from family or friends.
The Register my appliance web portal was designed by AMDEA to make it easier for the public to register new and older appliances, to improve ownership date.
Register my appliance is supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, along with most safety and consumer groups.
Chief executive of AMDEA Paul Hide hopes as many continue to work from home, proximity to our appliances will make it easier to take this precaution.
He commented: “Whilst recalls on appliances are very rare and can normally be remedied with a free in-home repair, the key is to engage quickly with the owners of potentially affected models, to make the arrangements. Few people seem to realise that they can and should register older models.
“At a time when we are uniquely close to our kitchens, with our phones and tablets to hand, it is sensible to take this simple safety measure, to ensure manufacturers can get in touch.”