Tumble Dryer concerns

You may be aware of news coverage this week relating to fire safety concerns in certain models of tumble dryer that have been discussed in Parliament by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee chaired by Rachel Reeves MP.

Whirlpool have identified a potential concern with two types of tumble dryers manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015. In some rare cases, excess fluff can come into contact with the heating element and present a risk of fire. The affected brands are:

- Hotpoint
- Indesit
- Creda

If you are concerned that your tumble dryer may be one of the effected products you should check directly with the manufacturer by visiting:
 

If your tumble dryer is affected by this issue then you should unplug it and do not use it until the modification has taken place.

Regardless of the make and model of your tumble dryer it is important to remove fluff that accumulates on a regular basis.  With any type of domestic appliance we always recommend using them at times when a responsible adult is at home and awake.  This helps to ensure swift action can be taken to evacuate the home and call the required emergency services in the unlikely event that a fault occurs.   You can stay up to date with the latest product recalls that effect appliances you own by registering them at https://www.registermyappliance.org.uk/ .

Message Sent By
Thomas Warner (Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Prevention Support Manager, Bedfordshire)