LG have issued an advisory safety notice about their 8KG 6 Motion Direct drive washing machines because there is a risk of electric shock under certain circumstances. I mentioned it a while back on Facebook but here is a proper article.
Some Hotpoint washing machines made between 2007 – 2009 could give an electric shock, and are the subject of an official safety notice by the manufacturer. It seems they were alerted by BBC Watchdog, but, “on becoming aware of the potential issue it was risk assessed under General Product Safety Regulations and was classified as ‘very low’ risk.. and it was concluded that no direct consumer notification was required”. However, they have had a change of heart or circumstances have forced them to do something now as they go on to say that since then they have identified a way to reduce the risk from very low to extremely low.
According to Argos, in certain circumstances “This can lead to localised damage and present a risk of fire”.
Hoover Candy Hotpoint & Indesit washing machines exploding
This is an updated article previously published in mid 2011 on my original site Washerhelp. (If you are looking into exploding door glass – you need this article instead door glass exploded). I’ve been following and collating people’s experiences of exploding washing machines for a few years now, which started abroad. The first reports were mostly of Hoover & Candy washing machines (see links at bottom of article) but for some reason focus has shifted to Hotpoint and Indesit washers even though I have over 20 reports of Hoover or Candy washing machines doing the same thing.
There’s been an important safety notice recall on Twin Tub Washing Machines sold at Argos
TWIN TUB WASHING MACHINE CAT NUMBER 019/8541
Here is the official recall notice –
We have been advised by our Quality Assurance Department of a safety concern with this product.