500,000 Fire-Risk Tumble Dryers recalled by Whirlpool

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Proline, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Hotpoint tumble dryers that have been built between 2004 and 2015 have been recalled by Whirlpool as a Fire-risk.

Since the safety campaign has been launched in 2015 there has been 1.7 million people whose issues have been resolved says Whirlpool.

It was launched when a discovery for fault was first seen, fault being that the fluff from clothes was reaching the heating elements. 

However, on the same hand many consumer groups have accused the company of not doing enough to solve it. While last month the Office for Product Safety and Standard (OPSS) took what is described as the ‘unprecedented’ step of ordering it to carry out a recall.

Monday was when the recalling for it was launched. The aim of which is to encourage the remaining owners of affected dryers to get in touch with the company. The company also added that anyone using these models should stop it immediately and unplug the dryer.

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.”

In recent years there have been logged 54 fires in the tumble dryers; while 3 of them were in the models that were updated. This was said by the company itself to the MPs. As Mr. Noel recently apologized to the affected consumers while appearing in front of the MPs on the business, energy and industrial strategy committee.

He further admitted that the unmodified tumble dryers in home was estimated to be between 250,000 and 800,000.

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