Sep 13, 2019

Whirlpool tumble dryer recall uncovers 65,000 dangerous machines

Fire-prone tumble dryers have been found during a recall campaign by Whirlpool, but hundreds of thousands still remain in UK homes. Whirlpool primarily offered to modify affected dryers - a decision widely criticised by consumer and safety groups and which itself has led to concern over the safety of supposedly fixed machines. Anyone who thinks they bought a potentially dangerous dryer should call 0800 151 0905 or visit a dedicated website to check if their dryer is affected. "Nothing matters more to us than people's safety, so it is absolutely vital that we can identify where these affected dryers are and resolve the issue," said Jeff Noel, Whirlpool vice-president. One day, Deborah, who was in the kitchen near the dryer, smelt smoke and when she opened the dryer door she was met with a cloud of black smoke and could clearly see flames at the back of the dryer.

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