Tumble dryer recall.

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  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:29 AM #1

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    I didn't replace ours when it broke as they are expensive to run and a fire risk, we now use the launderette and it only costs a few pence to dry clothes.



    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.

    Last year, the BBC's Watchdog Live consumer programme uncovered cases in which machines had caught fire even after being fixed.

    And in April, the Office for Product Safety and Standards published a report, urging Whirlpool to improve its risk management, and "reach affected consumers in more creative ways" to minimise the risk of faulty machines still being in people's homes.

    The recall notice was announced in the Commons by business minister Kelly Tolhurst after former Conservative minister Andrew Griffiths raised "great concern" over Whirlpool's "straightness".

    Speaking in the Commons, Mr Griffiths said despite the OPSS's "thorough review" he was still concerned about whether people still had "unsafe products" in their homes.

    Business minister Kelly Tolhurst replied, saying: "I can tell the House we have informed Whirlpool of our intention to serve a recall notice as a next step of the regulatory process," adding: "This is unprecedented action."

    Rachel Reeves, Labour chairwoman of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, said the move was "long overdue".

    "Finally, over a year since we called for a recall of defective machines and 18 months since the Beis Committee reported on Whirlpool's inadequate response to safety flaws, the government is at last showing some teeth," she said.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:59 PM #2

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    We bought our Indesit Dryer about three years ago so today I went through the process here ...

    https://safety.indesit.eu/match.jsp?lang=en_GB

    ... and discovered that it wasn't part of the recall. Yipee!!! clapa clapa

    It was worth the trouble because the Model and Serial Numbers are easily accessible and there was no need to lift it out.
     
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    What do thy fix in the recall?
     
  4. Jun 13, 2019 at 11:35 PM #4

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    Don't know - but if it's been fixed I think the "fixer" sticks green coloured"dots" where they can be seen.

    I do know that if I lived in a block of flats I would try and make sure that no-one living below or alongside me had a dryer that hadn't been checked out! (I still remember looking at the Grenfell Tower fire - that was scary!)
     
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    Wow another coincidence I am listening to a report now on 5 live they are discussing Grenfell two years on they are saying there are still 441 towers using the same cladding, strange how it's all forgotten once the TV cameras have left the scene.
     
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    I believe it was a fridge or freezer with that block of flats in London. Which is even more worrying because those appliances are always on!
     
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    Hard to Post a "Like" for either of the two comments above! More a case of :mad: :mad: and aheadbutt

    What gets me is when politicians tell us that they have made the money available to carry out any changes required to make the tower blocks safe! If that's the case then why are there still hundreds of tower blocks with flammable cladding? Surely they wouldn't lie to us! ashock1

    There must be more sloping shoulders in Westminster than anywhere else on the planet! aheadbutt
     
  8. Jun 14, 2019 at 1:54 PM #8

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    Yeah I totally get you bud. You can't like something like that...

    Yup, the middle class yuppies are fine in their safe maisonettes and apartments, so why should they care about those in council housing? Same with the disability benefit reform and the same with the bedroom tax... If it's not applicable to them, it doesn't matter.
     
  9. Jun 14, 2019 at 4:52 PM #9

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    A mate of mine once told me "If you are prepared to suffer the consequences, the law does not exist." and he was right!

    Why should people who can afford a chauffeur worry about being fined or banned for speeding? Why should people who can afford to live in detached houses worry about the people who live in tower blocks?

    Taken across the whole gamut of life, (up to and including murder) if someone is prepared to pay the price then the law really does not exist; and moving this attitude to the way one treats a fellow human being results in the type of government we have today!

    There has to be change! athumb..
     
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