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Energy giant E.On is recalling 190,000 plugs issued to customers with smart meters over a safety issue that was first raised by a customer who suffered an electric shock in 2014. The company said the recall affected power adapters for home energy displays that were supplied to customers between September 2012 and October 2015. The displays show real-time gas and electricity usage data provided by the smart meters. E.On said it had discovered that "in rare cases" the outer casing of the power adapters could come loose, "exposing internal circuitry and therefore creating an electrical safety risk". It said it was therefore recalling the plugs "as a precaution" and that doing so went "beyond the requirements of the independent advice" it had received. Customers with the affected plugs are being advised to "switch off their power supply at the wall, unplug their in-home display and stop using the power adapter immediately". Which models are affected? The two types of E.On branded power adapters being recalled are Model TEKA006-0500500BS and Model SPS-02C5-0.5CU. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/06/eon-recalls-190000-plugs-over-safety-risk-two-years-after-custom/
Every year close to a million vehicles are called back to dealers for a safety check and/or rectification work under the official vehicle safety recall scheme. Once a problem has been registered with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) it authorises the DVLA to supply current owner's details to the relevant manufacturer. Owners are then contacted direct, either by phone, email or a letter in the post, and the manufacturer will organise a repair at the dealer most convenient to them. This will be free of charge. If you're unsure whether your car has been the subject of a recall, you can check at the VOSA recall search page. https://www.gov.uk/check-if-a-vehicle-has-been-recalled