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.
More top news
Social media is buzzing with rumours about the X-files star becoming the next 007.
As the EU referendum approaches, ITV News is journeying across all four nations to see which issues will be uppermost in voters' minds.
It is reported that 100 investigators entered the US internet giant's office at dawn as Google stands accused of 'aggravated tax fraud'.