We are dedicated to providing our customers and general public with as much information on electrical safety as possible. Below is our first of many product recall posts following the news from Whirlpool.
Whirlpool have completed a safety safety review of its product portfolio resulting in a number of tumble dryers causing concern. The brands affected are Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015.
Whirlpool state that in rare cases, excess fluff can come into contact with the heating element and present a fire risk. Customers affected will be contacted to arrange a free visit from an engineer to modify your appliance. You can check if your appliance is one of those affected by visiting self service checker at http://safety.hotpoint.eu and http://safety.indesit.eu or contact 0800 151 0905
There is an estimated 12,000 fires occurring in homes every year caused by faulty appliances. This isn't related to large appliances but can also includes items such as hair straighteners. Below is a list of products on the recall list in the last couple of months.
Next candles and candle holder (691820)
Beats pill XL (930213)
EE power bars (batch/ model number E1-06)
Panasonic / KTM bike battery (NKY442B2)
Powakaddy battery pack (PK3785-02-02, PK3785-02-03, PK3785EBS, PK3785EBS-02-02, PK3840Li-01-02)
We will continue to provide you with regular monthly product recall updates. Alternatively keep up to date on our electrical safety campaigns and product recall page.