Whirlpool is recalling another 55,000 washing machines from UK homes, after adding an extra 21 models to its list of 524,000 Hotpoint and Indesit machines that pose a fire risk. They have been recalling washing machines since January 2020 after discovering a fault where the door locking system can overheat creating the risk of fire. These machines have been sold since October 2014.
This is the third announcement from Whirlpool since August 2019. If you’ve previously checked your model and been given the all clear, you may still need to check again.
Your safety is important
If you have one of these washing machines, we urge you to unplug it immediately and stop using it. You should contact Whirlpool to find out if you’re affected.
How you can contact Whirlpool
To check if you’re affected, and for further information on what to do if you are, you can:
- Call their free helpline 0800 316 1442 quoting the model and serial number
If you have previously checked, and been given the all clear, you may still need to check again.
Stay safe by checking your appliances regularly
Between 2018 and 2019 there were 584 reported domestic fires caused by washing machines in England alone. * It’s important that you check your washing machine regularly and that it’s not left on if you’re out of the house.
If the worst happens, we’re here to help – there are a number of ways you can get in touch.
*Home office 2019: “Publishing Incident Recording System data on the fire and rescue service at an Incident Level”