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Hundreds of islanders may own a fire risk tumble dryer says MP Angus MacNeil.
Excess fluff can come into contact with the heating element in some Hotpoint, Indesit
and Creda models made between April 2004 and September 2015.
The brands are owned by white goods' giant Whirlpool which has finally told consumers
to unplug and stop using potentially dangerous machines until repairs are carried
London Fire Brigade investigators found that a serious blaze that ripped through
an 18 storey tower block in Shepherd’s Bush last August was caused by a faulty Indesit
Around 3.8 million machines in the UK could potentially be affected it is thought.
Isles MP Angus MacNeil has been contacted by several constituents who are struggling
to resolve the issue with the manufacturer.
Mr MacNeil said: “I would urge anyone who owns a tumble dryer to check if it is affected.
“I am aware that many of those who have already contacted the manufacturer are struggling
to get this situation resolved.
“Understandably many people wish to have a replacement machine rather than a modification.”
The MP said he is writing to the firm to ask that they resolve the matter.
“I will also write to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial
Strategy, Greg Clark MP, to seek his input on what the UK Government is doing to
A model checker can be found at https://safety.hotpoint.eu/ and https://safety.indesit.eu/,
or a freephone helpline on 0800 151 0905.
Concerns over tumble dryer fire hazard
28 February 2017
A faulty tumble dryer caused a blaze in a tower block
London Fire Brigade