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Half a million Whirlpool tumble dryers to be recalled

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

The Government has called for more than 500,000 tumble dryers to be recalled over fire-risk concerns.

The move was referred to by the Consumer Minister Kelly Tolhurst as being ‘unprecedented’.

Around half a million faulty machines, which were produced between 1 April 2004 and 30 September 2015, are estimated to still be in use in UK homes.

The announcement on Monday follows the publication of the Office for Product Safety and Standards report into Whirlpool dryer fires in April 2019. It is estimated that up to 500,000 dryers in homes across the UK which have been manufactured by the brands Hotpint, Indesit, Creda, Proline and Swan.

Whirlpool branded tumble dryers are not affected by this safety notice

What should you do if you have a Whirlpool tumble dryer?

Those with an affected dryer that has not been modified should unplug it and not use it until the modification has been completed. To find out if this applies to you, you can visit this link.

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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