Whirpool recall: What to do if your tumble dryer's affected

Whirpool recall: What to do if your tumble dryer's affected

Published at 9:56am 22nd July 2019.

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An estimated 500,000 tumble dryers are being recalled over fire risk concerns.

The Government's ordered the company to take action as a design flaw is thought to have been the cause of a number of fires in recent years.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards issued an alert last month.

That's affecting certain models of Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan, and Proline dryers built between 2004 and 2015.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE ONE OF THE AFFECTED MODELS:

The first piece of advice is DON'T USE the tumble dryer.

You're asked to then get in contact with the manufacturer to get the machine recalled and replaced free of charge.

Whirlpool Safety Recall Notice July 2019
Further details about the Whirlpool recall are available from the Government

Whirlpool vice president Jeff Noel said:

"People's safety is our top priority which is why we are expanding this important campaign.

"We are committed to doing the right thing for our customers and will continue to take every action possible to resolve this issue.

"The crucial message is please contact us immediately if you still own one of these tumble dryers and haven't already had it modified or replaced by us."

Whirlpool says it has already resolved the issue for 1.7 million people after a safety campaign launched in 2015.

That followed the discovery a fault that allows fluff from clothes to reach heating elements.

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