Oct 31, 2017

A million homes still at risk from deadly tumble dryers

A million potentially-deadly tumble dryers could still be being used in British homes, Whirlpool has admitted. Background: Truth, fires and tumble dryers; are our home appliances safe? The tumble dryers, sold under the Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit brands, have been blamed for a number of UK fires, including one in a London tower block and a blaze in Wales where two men died. It particularly criticised the firm for failing to recall the faulty machines with committee chair Rachel Reeves asking: "How many fires are needed for a proper recall of these tumble dryers? We have already seen a number of fires and deaths, yet in many of our homes we still have these appliances." In August 2016 the dryers were blamed for a huge fire in a West London Tower block, with more than 50 people forced to flee their homes.

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