Each year hundreds of electrical items and motor vehicles are recalled by manufacturers, due to safety concerns including potential risks of fire and electric shock.
The average success rate of product recalls in the UK is just 10-20%, meaning you or someone you know could potentially have a number of recalled items still in use.
Here is a list of manufacturers recalled items so far in 2020 due to fire safety concerns:
1. Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitor (SCD620) - Voluntary product recall:
As a precaution, Philips is voluntarily recalling all seven Digital Video Baby monitor models in the SCD620 series, produced between January 2016 and March 2018. The products that might be affected are:
SCD620/79 SCD620/78 SCD620/93 SCD620/52
SCD620/26 SCD620/05 SCD620/01
In very rare cases, the battery in the parent unit can overheat while plugged into the electrical connection causing a potential fire hazard.
If you believe you have an affected product stop using it immediately.
For more information and next steps please visit the Philips webpage at:
2. Hotpoint And Indesit Washing Machines Recall
Risk of fire due to a defective door locking mechanism.
Whirlpool are proactively recalling certain models of washing machines manufactured under the Hotpoint and Indesit brands between 2014 and 2018.
Fire Risk due to a defective door catch on certain models, which can overheat during use.
If you believe you have an affected machine please stop using it immediately and check the below Whirlpool webpage:
https://washingmachinerecall.whirlpool.co.uk/ Or call the Whirlpool helpline on: 0800 316 1442