Government tells Whirlpool to recall unsafe dryers
The government tells Whirlpool to recall unsafe dryers after affected machines are found to be responsible for at least 750 fires over an 11 year period.
The government are issuing an “unprecedented” recall notice of up to 500,000 Whirlpool tumble dryers which pose a fire safety risk.
The news comes four years after Whirlpool themselves had issued a warning to consumers about it’s machines, after finding its Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit dryers had a fault which needed fixing. According to the government the fault was to blame for at least 750 fires over an 11-year period.
Whirlpool said safety was its “number one priority” and it urged anyone still owning one of it’s affected dryers to contact the company immediately.
You can read more on the Whirlpool to recall unsafe dryers story and how it has affected consumers across the UK on the BBC website
What can we learn from this?
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