Links and Product Recalls
FIG has links with InFIRE (International Network of Fire Information and Reference Exchange) which is based in the USA and has members throughout Europe and in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Through CFPA Europe (Confederation of Fire Protection Associations) we are also able to make contact with many other fire-related organisations.
The links to organisations and databases that give information about products that have been recalled – particularly in the UK.
As new links are found they will be added to this listing. FIG UK welcome any new sources – if you know of any validated and authoritative links please send to Sheila Pantry, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zealand Product Recalls
Product Recalls is a collaboration between four New Zealand Government Agencies bringing together consumer product safety recall information into one place to improve public access to essential safety information.
RAPEX is established as the EU rapid alert system that facilitates the rapid exchange of information between Member States and the Commission on measures taken to prevent or restrict the marketing or use of products posing a serious risk to the health and safety of consumers with the exception of food, pharmaceutical and medical devices, which are covered by other mechanisms.
As of 2010, the system also facilitates the rapid exchange of information on products subject to EU harmonisation regulation and posing a serious risk to the health and safety of professional users as well as on those posing a serious risk to other public interests protected via the relevant EU legislation (e.g. environment and security). Both measures ordered by national authorities and measures taken “voluntarily” by producers and distributors are reported by RAPEX.
Every Friday, the Commission publishes a weekly overview of the products posing a serious risk as reported by the national authorities (the RAPEX notifications). This weekly overview gives information on the product, the identified risk and the measures that were taken in the notifying country. The Commission also publishes the list of other countries where the notified product was found on their market and measures were taken. Since 2013, the Commission also publishes notifications on products posing less than serious risk as well as notifications on professional products and on those posing a risk to other public interests protected via the relevant EU legislation (e.g. environment and security).
UK Argos Product Recalls
The official Argos catalogue website. UK catalogue shopping online for appliances, DIY, electronics, etc.
UK Association of Fire Investigators
UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK
List of household appliances recalled due to fire risk since 2010.
UK Electrical Safety First
UK Electrical Safety First 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.
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.
UK Government Product Recall
It also links to Electrical Safety First (ESF), The UK Association of Fire Investigators (UK-AFI) and the Chartered Institute of Trading Standards (CITS) product recall databases.
Website was launched/published on Friday, 23 June 2017.
UK London Fire Brigade – Product recalls
UK Register my Appliance – Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances
Always ensure new electrical items are registered, so manufacturers can contact you in the event of any problems. Use this website for more information and to register your electric products.
UK Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
RoSPA continues to be amazed (and disappointed) at the number of product recalls across the UK and the rest of the world. It has been reported that the number of products recalled in the UK rose in 2010 to a new high. There were 229 product recalls during the 12 months before November 2010; this was an increase from 149 recalls during the 12 months running up to November 2005. Most of the highest-profile recalls in recent times have featured cars, such as Toyota.
UK Trading Standards Institute (TSI)
Product recalls are made by traders about products that have problems which could affect the safety of the user/consumer. The product should not be used and should be returned to the trader. Any trader wishing to display their recall/safety notice on the TSI page should email it to email@example.com
UK Vehicle, part or accessory recalls – GOV.UK
Check if a vehicle model, part or accessory has been recalled because of a fault in how it was made.