Whirlpool told to recall dryers in ‘unprecedented’ UK Government move
Taken from the BBC,
The UK Government is to issue an “unprecedented” recall notice of up to 500,000 Whirlpool tumble dryers which pose a fire safety risk.
It comes four years after Whirlpool issued a warning after it found its Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit dryers had a fault which needed fixing.
The fault was blamed for at least 750 fires over an 11-year period, according to the government.
And in April, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) 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.
Business minister Kelly Tolhurst told the Commons that the recall notice was “unprecedented action”.
She was responding to Conservative minister Andrew Griffiths, who told MPs that he was still concerned about whether people still had “unsafe products” in their homes.