A call has been made for 'urgent action' over a defect identified with Whirlpool tumble dryers. It is estimated up to a million of hazardous appliances may be still in use across the country. The problem has led to at least 750 fires since 2004 - but a Government report has said the firm's response so far has been "inadequate".
A fault with Whirlpool tumble dryers has caused at least 750 fires since 2004. And up to a million at-risk models under its Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda and Proline brands may still be in use. But the firm has now been criticised by a Government probe into the issue, which says the firm's response so far has been "inadequate" and not enough has been done. The House of Commons Business Committee wants "urgent action" from Whirlpool.
A new report has said Whirlpool has not done enough over a defect which puts an estimated million tumble dryers at risk of fire. The problem has led to at least 750 fires across the UK since 2004 - and a new Government report has said the firm's response so far has been "inadequate". Now a call has been made by the cross-party House of Commons Business Committee for "urgent action" over up to a million hazardous appliances which may be still in use.
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