The recall covers tumble dryers manufactured under the Whirlpool brands of Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline, made between 2004 and 2015.
If you’re concerned about your tumble dryer you can check whether your model is affected on the Whirlpool website. If your product in affected you will have the option to:
- have it replaced free of charge
- opt for an upgrade
- have it fixed by an engineer
- choose a refund (depending on the age of the product)
You can check online to see if you’re affected.
The Government has estimated that the fault affecting these tumble dryers has caused up to 750 fires in the last 11 years. It’s therefore essential that anyone with one of the affected products follows the steps above.