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Following a review Whirlpool have identified a potential concern with two types of tumble dryers manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015. In some rare cases, excess fluff can come into contact with the heating element and present a risk of fire.
The affected brands are:
If your tumble dryer is affected by this issue new advice is that you should unplug it and do not use it until the modification has taken place.
Whirlpool have an online self service model checker to confirm if your appliance is affected and for next steps should your model require corrective action, please use the link below:
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) has joined other services around the country to urge residents to stop using white goods that have been recalled. This follows an incident on 30th December where a family of seven suffered a serious fire in the home, The fire was started by a Hotpoint condenser dryer in the kitchen of the three bedroom flat in Matson.
Checking your electrical products
The product checker below contains the details of electrical products that have been recalled since 2007. If you have searched for a product that you own and it is not listed, this means that it has not been recalled and should be safe to use. However, if you do have concerns about its safety, contact the retailer or manufacturer to alert them to a potential problem.
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Register Your Appliances
Unless products are registered, it is very difficult to track them down.
The 'Register My Appliance' website makes it easy for you to register all of your electrical products. You will need the brand name, model, serial number and purchase date and the registration process is very simple to follow. The manufacturer will only contact you in the event of a recall, your details will not be used for marketing.
Go to www.registermyappliance.org.uk for more information and to register your electrical products. Further information on electrical safety including useful safety tips for things like tumble dryers, dishwashers and hairdryers visit: www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/product-recalls/
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