Half a million Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines are subject to a new recall, causing disruption for millions of people.
Posts tagged with "safety"
We want people to be better protected from flammable plastic-backed fridge-freezers. Do you back our call for retailers to take fire-risk appliances off the shelves?
Toys are the most-recalled products in Europe. Our scientist Dr Tom Bell asks why more isn’t done to keep children safe.
It’s been three years since we first published our concerns with Whirlpool’s tumble dryer safety fault affecting five million of its machines in the UK, yet we still have serious concerns with the company’s handling of the issue.
Back in 2004, nobody could have foreseen how Facebook would become a platform that more than a quarter of the people on the planet now use. But how’s it coping with its teenage years?
Dangerous slime may sound like the plot of a cheesy 1950s horror B movie, but if you’ve got a primary school-aged child or grandchild, you may be aware of the craze for toy slime – and its potential dangers.
The number of burglaries surge around the festive period. Here, our guest from the Master Locksmiths Association, Dr Steffan George, sets out the ways to keep your home safe.
The Christmas shopping season starts in earnest on Black Friday this week. At this time of year it’s more important than ever to stay safe online – are you shopping securely?
Back garden firework displays and bonfires are enjoyed up and down the country by millions each year, but are some of them just a little bit… reckless?
Our research has shown that some popular children’s Halloween costumes do not meet fire safety standards. Our guest author Amy Meadows tells her life-changing story…
This week is Gas Safety week, an annual campaign driven by the Gas Safe board to highlight the importance of gas safety to the nation. Is your home up to standard?
The government’s Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) today released details on how they plan to bolster product safety. But will it be enough?
We all expect manufacturers and retailers to only sell products that are safe. And for the most part they do. But we’ve found hundreds of potentially unsafe fridges, freezers and fridge-freezers currently available in shops across the UK and we’re calling for them to be urgently withdrawn from sale. (more on dangerous appliances…)
Product safety is a burning issue, and yet the government’s new product safety team doesn’t have the right tools for the job. Our End Dangerous Products campaign is calling on the government to publish an Action Plan for the new Office for Product Safety and Standards within the next 90 days.