Doug / 06-11-2013 / Consumer Safety

A Case for Filling Out Appliance Registration Forms

We’re the first to admit that filling out the registration cards that come with new appliances is a bit of a pain.  Not only do you have to put all your personal information down expecting only junk mail and marketing material to fill up both your mailbox and, likely, your email’s inbox, there’s the hassle of actually sitting down and remembering to do it.

Still, there are some positive reasons for doing so, and they may very well outweigh the negatives.  One of the primary goals of a customer registration form is to be able to notify customers when there is an issue with an appliance they purchased.  Whether it be a simple notice of an update, to serious notices of recall and the possibility of harm from an appliance, manufacturers use these cards to let you know when something you’ve bought needs to be looked at.

Many appliances, like dishwashers, refrigerators, and ranges, are on recall lists, but are still in common use in millions of households, because the consumers don’t know about these recalls.  These common appliances are not only likely to catch fire and cause severe damage to your home, they may be putting you and your family in harm’s way.  In fact, the CSPC estimates that over 150,000 residential fires are caused each year by faulty appliances.

So, while it may be a nuisance to fill out those little cards that come with each and every product you buy, there is an important reason to do so.  What’s a little more mail in your life compared to the safety of your home and your family.

If you or a loved one has been harmed due to a fire caused by an appliance in the home, contact us for an evaluation of your case.  We can represent you and get you the compensation you deserve.

Wooten Kimbrough, P.A.  Orlando Products Liability Attorneys

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