London Fire Brigade

Include recalls on international products on the UK register

We want any product under recall anywhere in the world, which is also sold in the UK, to be included on the UK recall register.

At the moment, if a product is recalled due to a fault in another country, and you own exactly same model in the UK, the manufacturers don't have to send out a recall notice in the UK.

Why would this make a difference?

If white goods or components are shown to have faults, it doesn't matter what country they are in if they are manufactured in the same way.

We want you to be safe, wherever you live.

Does this really happen?

Yes. There have been a number of cases where recalls haven't made it to the UK.

Help us to ensure we have all the facts, so you can be safer in your own home.