Are Your Household Appliances Safe?

Are Your Household Appliances Safe?

Back in November 2015, we told you about the recall of Tumble Dryers by Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline brands. You can find that post here. This was due to serious fire risk.

Apparently, and we are really shocked about this, there are a plethora of appliances thought to be faulty made by Whirlpool. This includes, dishwashers, ovens and washing machines.

Some are thought to contain a potentially faulty component that has the overheating, and this could lead to a fire.

The source of this information comes from claims from household insurer NFU Mutual, "that ovens and dishwashers were the leading cause of household appliance-related fire in 2015, each causing more than twice as many fires as tumble driers."

Thanks to the recall, late last year, Whirlpool are working through fixing/replacing 4.3 million Tumble Dryers.

Safety experts are left unsatisfied with the current Government recall process and fear it's leaving consumers with potentially dangerous fire hazards in their home.

If you are worried about any electrical home appliance made by any of the Whirlpool owned brands then you can head over here to Hotpoint's Appliance Safety Page or contact your local Citizen's Advice.

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  • lysmithgrant

    Just FYI - my 9 year old hotpoint consenser dryer started making a loud humming noise and smoking while on standby last week (i.e. not actually turning or switched on).  It had already undergone the modification after the safety recall yet still potentially went on fire.  Please everyone - unplug your machine when you aren't in the same room.  I dread to think if I had left on for a while and went upstairs or out.

    I have contacted Hotpoint and they offered to send an engineer out free of charge in THREE weeks to carry out another modification.  When I told them this was unacceptable they simply cancelled my appointment and the subject was closed.  They aren't interested in inspecting the unit to see if the modification needs further looking at............