Which? calls for action on faulty household appliances

A recent investigation by consumer body Which? has revealed that faulty household appliances are responsible for more than 60 house fires each week in the UK. This “stubbornly high” figure highlights the fact that Government action to remove potentially dangerous electrical white goods from homes is falling “woefully short”, Which? […] Read more »

Is your skin cream a fire hazard?

Skin creams containing paraffin could be related to hundreds of fire-related deaths, a senior firefighter has suggested.  Chris Bell, watch commander of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, says that paraffin-based creams used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis can become highly flammable when they soak into […] Read more »

Faulty appliances cause 13 fires every day

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Last year saw 4,732 fires caused by electrical products – that’s a staggering 13 fires every day. These latest figures, from charity Electrical Safety First, warns that millions of faulty appliances across the UK, that are already known to be dangerous, are still being used in homes. Since the Grenfell […] Read more »

5 New Year’s Resolutions you SHOULD be making

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It’s that time of year when we’re making (and breaking) our well-intended New Year’s Resolutions. What did you pledge for 2018? To lose weight? Get a promotion? Stop smoking? How about preventing your family and home from being devastated in a fire? Take five minutes to look at our New […] Read more »