The average success rate of an electrical product recall in the UK is between 10 and 20 per cent. 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.

The electrical goods most often reported as faulty or dangerous are:

  • Electrical chargers.
  • Adaptors, including those used for travel.
  • Extension and spare product leads.
  • Hairdryers, tongs and straighteners.
  • Small kitchen appliances such kettles, toasters and irons.
The Electrical Safety First product checker below contains the details of electrical products that have been recalled since 2007.