Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda Tumble Dryers fire risk
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Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda Tumble Dryers – safety notice
The following notice has been issued by the manufacturer:
Safety Notice – Tumble Dryers
Following Whirlpool’s acquisition of the Hotpoint/Indesit brands, Indesit Company has closely reviewed the safety of its product portfolio.
As part of this review we 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:
We are activating an extensive consumer outreach and service action plan in order to provide our consumers with products that are updated to higher safety and quality standards. We will arrange a visit from an engineer, free of charge, to modify your appliance. The service call will take approximately one hour. The improvements we believe are necessary will further enhance the safety and quality of your dryer.
In the meantime consumers may continue to use their products, provided that appliances are not left unattended whilst operating. We also remind customers of the need for proper cleaning and maintenance, as outlined in the user manual.
Affected tumble dryers
Condenser and vented dryers
Check your tumble dryer
Please use the ‘self service’ model checker on the Hotpoint website http://safety.hotpoint.eu/ to confirm if your appliance is affected and for next steps should your model require corrective