Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire & Rescue Service is urging people to stop using white goods that are subject to product recall or safety notices, even if the manufacturer says it is safe to do so.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Rob MacDougall, said: “If you find out that one of your white goods is subject to a safety notice or recall, it is really important that you do not continue to use it, even if the manufacturer says it is safe to do so. This is a view shared by other Fire and Rescue Services across the country and by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA).”

If you want to check if a white appliance is part of a manufacturer’s recall or subject to a safety notice, check the manufacturer’s website. Alternatively, visit http://www.registermyappliance.org.uk/ to check if your appliances are safe.