According to the Which? figures, around 3,700 fires have been caused each year as a result of faulty appliances.
The watchdog found that a quarter (23%) of consumers have owned a product that was subject to a recall or safety notice.
Just over half (58%) were sent information directly from the manufacturer, while 67% of those that received information contacted the company for a repair or refund and a quarter (23%) stopped using the product or threw it away.
But 5% continued to use the product.
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