The average success rate of an electrical product recall in the UK is just 10-20%. This means that there are potentially millions of recalled electrical items still in UK homes. As most of these products have been recalled because they offer a risk of electric shock or electrical fire, they present a serious risk.
The electrical goods most often reported as faulty or dangerous are:
- Electrical chargers
- Adaptors, including those used for travel
- Extension and spare product leads
- Hairdryers, tongs and straighteners
- Small kitchen appliances like kettles, toasters and irons
Checking your electrical products
Our product checker contains the details of electrical products that have been recalled since 2007. If you have searched for a product that you own and it is not listed, this means that it has not been recalled and should be safe to use. However, if you do have concerns about its safety, contact the retailer or manufacturer to alert them to a potential problem.
Our advice on returning recalled products gives you further information.
Data source from Electrical Safety First