Recently the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission encouraged customers to check whether electric blankets that have been stored away for summer have been subject to product recalls.
Guardian’s managing director Evan Jackson said it is quite common to see a spike in recalls of winter products at the change in season. Often these include hot water bottles, heaters and electric blankets.
Jackson said consumers can check the Recalls Australia website to see if a product they own has been recalled.
He added that a good business risk management strategy includes insurance cover to protect against product recall if it is applicable.