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.

UK Links

Fire Service Research Training Trust (FSRTT)

Fire Service Research Training Trust (FSRTT) aims to promote and assist: Research into the prevention of, protection from or response to, fire and rescue service related risks posed to businesses or communities; Training fire and rescue service personnel; Securing improvements in appliances of value to the fire and rescue service; Securing the general efficiency and effectiveness of UK fire and rescue services as a whole.

Product Recalls

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:

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.

Safety Gate: The EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products

The Safety Gate system enables that information on measures taken against non-food dangerous products is circulated quickly among the national authorities responsible for product safety in the Single Market countries.

Every day, national authorities send alerts to the Safety Gate. Each alert contains information on the kind of product detected as dangerous, a description of the risk and the measures taken by the economic operator or ordered by the authority. Every alert is followed-up by the other authorities, which take their own measures if they find the same product in their own national markets.

Other countries have the obligation to follow up this information and if they find the same product on their own markets, they have to share this information on Safety Gate as well.

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

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.