Jul 12, 2019
Warning over Whirlpool danger dryers being sold online
LFB A charity has warned that fire-prone tumble dryers, which are now being recalled, are being sold by third-party vendors on online marketplaces. Electrical Safety First is alerting consumers to the risk of buying these products and urging websites to do more to prevent them being listed. Although there have been some reports of modified dryers catching fire, these are not being recalled. "Basic measures such as model numbers and serial numbers being made mandatory would allow marketplaces to block a listing going live and prevent a potentially dangerous product entering someone's home." "A Whirlpool spokeswoman said:"We wholly support initiatives to prevent products that are subject to safety notices being sold on the second hand market.
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