Now all the gifts have been unwrapped this Christmas, Cornwall Trading Standards are reminding the public to fill in guarantee registration cards supplied with new electrical appliances to ensure they can be contacted in the event of a faulty product recall.
Manufacturers can only inform customers if there is a potential risk with a product if they have completed the guarantee registration process. In the event of a fault arising with a product, customers can be contacted directly and be advised on the steps to replace a hazardous item.
Andy Burnside from Cornwall Trading Standards said: “It is crucial that all local residents are aware of the importance of completing these guarantee cards. Everyday household appliances we leave on overnight or as when we are out can pose such a danger – kitchen appliances, hover-boards, drones, toys, chargers, beauty gadgets can all be the subject of a recall.”