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B&Q issues urgent recall over remote control plug sets

The remote control twin set which B&Q is recalling Credit: B&Q

B&Q has issued an urgent recall over two of its remote control on/off plug sets due to a potential fire risk.

They were on sale from September 2014 to November 2017.

A small number of these products have shown excessive heat build-up inside the plug, and in some circumstances, this could cause items in contact with them to ignite.

The two products are:

  • REMOTE CONTROL ON/OFF SET TWIN SET - product barcode number: 5052931395033
  • REMOTE CONTROL ON/OFF SET TRIPLE SET- product barcode number: 4895130705675
The remote control trio set which B&Q is recalling Credit: B&Q

B&Q said that there is a potential fire risk so if you, or someone you know, has bought one of these products, stop using it and take the below steps immediately:

  • Switch it off at the wall
  • Remove the plug
  • Return it to your local B&Q store where you will be refunded

A B&Q spokesperson said:

At B&Q, we have rigorous quality control procedures in place for all our products, and we take great pride putting the safety and wellbeing of our customers above everything else. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

– B&Q spokesperson

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