B&Q issues urgent recall for 'fire risk' remote control plugs
B&Q has issued an urgent recall for a batch of remote control on/off plug adapters which could pose a potential fire risk.
The Remote Control On/Off Set Twin Pack comes with a remote control so you can turn on and off plugs in hard-to-reach places.
Commonly used with domestic appliances, TVs and stereos - at this time of year some customers may use the devices with Christmas tree lights and other festive decorations.
B&Q says a potential fire risk has been identified with the product which could cause excessive heat build-up in the plug of some units. In some circumstances, this could cause items in contact with the plug to ignite.
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The products were on sale between September 2014 and November 2017 and anyone who purchased one is advised to stop using it immediately and return it to their local B&Q store, where a refund will be issued. You can also call the helpline on 0300 303 4482 if you have any queries.
The affected products are REMOTE CONTROL ON/OFF SET TWIN - Barcode 5052931395033 and REMOTE CONTROL ON/OFF SET TRIPLE - Barcode 4895130705675.