B&Q and Wilko issue product recalls for potentially dangerous plugs
B&Q has issued an urgent product recall for two of its remote-controlled plug sets. It’s found that excessive heat build-up in the plugs could cause nearby products to ignite. Wilko has also recalled one of its plug adapters after certain components failed to meet European standards.
Wilko, the retailer, has also recalled its Euro to UK 2 Pin Converter plug due to certain components failing to meet the European standards. Any customers who have bought these plugs have been urged to stop using them immediately and return them to the nearest B&Q or Wilko store. If there is a fire in your home, for whatever reason, you want to feel confident that your smoke alarm will alert you. We’ve found a Don’t Buy smoke alarm that may fail to sound when there’s smoke in the air, so take a look at the Best Buy smoke alarms that have passed our tests.
What to do if you have B&Q remote-controlled plugs?
The remote-control plugs affected have the following barcodes: Twin set – 5052931395033 Triple set – 4895130705675 If you, or anyone you know, has one of these sets, follow these simple steps: Switch it off at the wall; Remove the plug; Return it to your local B&Q store for a full refund. Don’t worry if you have lost the receipt. In the case of product recalls, proof of purchase is not normally necessary. If you need further advice or information, contact the B&Q helpline on 0300 303 4482.
What to do if you have a Wilko Euro to UK 2 Pin Converter?
The Wilko product recall is for its own-brand Euro to UK 2 Pin Converter plug with the item code 03430736. The retailer stated that certain components that were used during the assembly of the product do not meet European standards, and therefore could present a risk to its user.
If you have this product, stop using it immediately and return it to your nearest Wilko store. If you need further advice or information, contact the Wilko helpline on 0800 032 9329.
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