Be aware of your
Faulty tumble dryers, washing machines and fridges are
among the most-common household items that cause more
than 60 fires in UK homes every week.
Data collected over a two-year period showed that faulty
washing machines and tumble dryers caused 35% of fires
in that time. Cookers and ovens, dishwashers, fridges and
freezers were also listed as high-risk.
Recently, some Whirlpool tumble dryers have been recalled.
127 Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline models made
between April 2004 and October 2015 have been affected
after they were found to be a high fire-risk.
You can check to see if your tumble
dryer model is part of the recall at
You can also call Whirlpool on
0800 151 0905 to find out.
If the appliance is registered to you, you may have already
received information about the product. However, if it was
bought second-hand or has not been registered, then you
may not have been made aware.