Commenting on the news that Whirlpool has added three more model numbers to the Hotpoint and Indesit washing machine product recall notice Emma Drackford, Communications Director at Electrical Safety first said:
“We urge all consumers to now check their machines again following the inclusion of additional model numbers as part of this recall.
The success of any recall is partly linked to the willingness of consumers to engage with it and although Whirlpool suggest they have identified 30% of the estimated affected models, it is imperative that they continue to publicise this recall to reach as many consumers as possible. Faulty appliances can have devastating consequences and the priority should be the identification of these potentially dangerous machines as well as their removal from people’s homes.
We continue to call for the Government to create a centralized recall database to contribute to the improvement of the recall process in this country overall.”
Full details of the affected models and advice as to what consumers could do can be found here.
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