Hot on the heels of the UK Product Recalls, now we see Samsung in the limelight in the US, who are facing a Class Action related to Exploding Washing machines.
You can read this latest news at Sky.
We thought this was an opportune moment to inform readers that EEESafe has already informed the UK Government in it’s recent Product Recall review, how it can help protect citizens when they use what is the first National Appliance Safety Register in the UK.
We have already informed the UK Government of why EEESafe has the best and safest safety standard, when it comes to Reuse and Repair of Large White Goods Appliances. They already agreed this see article, but have ignored our proposals on how to capture the second hand sector, which will mean you’ll be less likely to own or live next door to an owner, of an existing recall.
The trouble is, they have not listened to us and we currently believe the Consultation was flawed and that the Steering Group appointed post the consultation, has potential conflicts of interests, one of which is the Manufacturers Trade Association (Amdea). They have no interest in the Reuse of Appliances or Recycled Spares, both of which EEESafe is engaged with, when it comes to giving consumers a trusted standard. Stay in touch with us on this, as we are raising it with Ministers and MP’s throughout the UK. We want to ensure they understand the issues and the benefits we bring to the market. Such as Local Jobs, helping the poor, protecting the environment and contributing to a Circular Society.
Uk Legislation and Policy are set to increase Reuse and Repair, but existing standards are flawed and the PAT Test is not being used originally as intended within the reuse and charitable sector. We believe consequently that we are likely going to see more accidents and fires as a result of a lack of knowledge and correct processes, that ensure Large White Goods as safe to be used in your home. An EEESafe Repairer or Refurbisher is required to submit records and readings that evidence their knowledge and competence. They are also required to add appliances to our register, which helps ensure used goods end up staying local and provide more work for repair, or going to people who really need them and help avoid them getting into debt.
We exhort consumers to join our Register which also has a Landlords Section, and start helping others less fortunate that those who can afford new. In addition we should point out that Government has recognised that our White Goods Repair and Refurbishment is safer than the minimum safety standard required by UK Law as well as agreeing with our claim that Electricians Skillsets are not directly transferable to Appliance Repair. This should be good news for local Appliance Repairers, who are Registered as EEESafe DAT’s (Community Repairers)
Forget the Class Action for now and make sure you’re not living with, or next door to, a dangerous Fire Risk.
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