May 30, 2017

Fire risk alert issued over Beko tumble dryers

Hundreds of Beko tumble dryers, including a model that caused a house fire killing a mother-of-two, need to be fixed amid safety fears. The company has issued a safety alert about the fire risks of 3,450 of its condenser tumble dryers. In the latest safety notice, Beko is alerting customers with 8kg and 9kg Beko and Blomberg condenser tumble dryers - manufactured between May and November 2012 - to register for a free modification, if required, after checking the model and serial number. Alex Neill, managing director of home products and services at consumer group Which?, said: "All owners of Beko or Blomberg 8kg and 9kg condenser tumble dryers should urgently visit the Beko website to check whether their model is at risk of catching fire." "Andrew Mullen, head of quality at Beko, said:"A small number of Beko and Blomberg 8kg and 9kg condenser tumble dryers have been affected by this faulty component, however we would urge any customer who thinks that they may be affected to check.

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