MSE News: Petition calling for recall of faulty Whirlpool dryers to trigger debate

The Government faces having to find time after the election to discuss the need to recall all faulty Whirlpool dryers...
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'Petition calling for recall of fire-risk Whirlpool dryers set to trigger parliamentary debate'
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  • worldtraveller
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    edited 12 June 2019 at 6:25AM
    The government is to serve a recall notice on Whirlpool over concerns about the safety of its tumble dryers.

    The "unprecedented step" means the company will have to recall hundreds of thousands of appliances over fears they pose a fire safety risk.

    It comes after 5.3 million dryers under Whirlpool's Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit brands required modifying after several fires, including a tower block blaze.

    Whirlpool said safety was its "number one priority".

    The company estimates that between 300,000 and 500,000 faulty products could still be in UK homes, three years after the first safety notice was issued - although there is no definitive register to judge the accuracy of the estimate.

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