(Even if the warranty sates 1 year, there is a European directive that states you have 2years- subject to certain conditions.)
Now I found a rather nice leaflet that explains with examples your 2 year warranty rights clearly.
EU wide 2 year compulsory warranty 1999/44/EC
While it may not be the holy grail, it does at least give you some more clout with product warranty issues
Searchable scenarios to help bring the law to life.
Home and garden items – all scenarios zip fileDownload
Clothing, shoes, jewellery, accessories – all scenarios zip fileDownload
Electricals (white and brown) – all scenarios zip fileDownload
Stationery, CDs, DVDs, electronic toys and games – all scenarios zip fileDownload
Toiletries and cosmetics – all scenarios zip fileDownload
Used cars Download