Electrical Safety First responds to Whirlpool's updated advice

28 February 2017


In response to Whirlpool’s updated advice to consumers, Emma Drackford, of Electrical Safety First commented:

“We welcome Whirlpool’s updated advice to consumers, although we would like to have seen this advice issued sooner. Since this safety notice was issued in November 2015, we have emphasised the importance of not using an affected machine due to the fire risk.

“Now, we would like to see more visible communication to reach out to those consumers who have yet to respond to the notice. Even with media coverage of devastating fires caused by these appliances, only 1.5 million affected customers have registered the fault which means many more people are still at risk”. 


For more information please contact:

Angela Murphy T : 020 3463 5127 E : angela.murphy@electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk  

Christina Copp T: 078 6670 2069 E: christina.copp@electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk 

Editors’ Notes

Electrical Safety First is a UK Charity dedicated to reducing and preventing damage, injuries and death caused by electricity. More information can be found at www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk

For more information on product recalls, please visit http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/product-recalls/