Responding to Whirlpool's announcement that an additional 21 models have been added to the recall notice for Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines, originally issued in December 2019, Lesley Rudd, Chief Executive at Electrical Safety First commented:
“It is alarming that five months into this recall we are only now hearing of these extra models which pose a risk to owners. This new discovery throws into question the robustness of the original investigation.
This is the second time Whirlpool have discovered more defective models following the publication of the original list – this is not only confusing for consumers, but it means that anyone who had previously contacted Whirlpool to be told their machine posed no risk will now have to check again. It’s vital that these machines are removed from people’s homes as soon as possible.
We urge consumers to check their machines to see if they are affected by this fault and to get in touch directly with Whirlpool.”
The full list of affected machines can be found on the Electrical Safety First website.