Did you know that house hold appliances cause a large number of house fires? Consumers Reports Magazine wrote an eye opening article about how often appliances catch fire. Many of these appliances have been recalled but homeowners are unaware.
What can you do? You need to gather some information like model and serial numbers of each of your house hold appliances. Once you have gathered that information go to www.recalls.gov for recalls and what action to take if something you own is involved.
Its a good idea to keep a list and regularly recheck; because it can take years for problems to become evident.