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Safety Advice for Unmodified Whirlpool Tumble Dryers

Alert message sent 23/05/2019 11:04:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

Safety Advice for consumer for Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline tumble dryers manufactured between April 2004 - September 2015

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has repeated its safety advice to people who may have one of the estimated 500,000 Whirlpool tumble dryers still to undergo modification.  Following a recent review by OPSS, consumers whose Whirlpool tumble dryers have been modified can continue to use them safely, according to the instructions. 

Consumers affected by a Whirlpool safety issue, who still have unmodified tumble dryers, have been told to unplug them immediately and seek a free modification.

Whirlpool’s affected brands are: Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan, Proline. For further information, please contact Whirlpool or visit the brands’ websites.

Consumers should always be vigilant and register appliances at https://www.registermyappliance.org.uk/registration/ to ensure they receive updates on product modifications and recalls.

Consumers are encouraged to visit the GOV.UK https://productrecall.campaign.gov.uk/ page for up-to-date information on current recalls.

Anyone with concerns about product safety can call the Advice Direct Scotland service line on 0808 164 6000

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Lindsay McNeil (NHWN, Co-ordinator, West Dunbartonshire)

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