This is a very rare recall by Miele, who make one of the highest quality washing machines in the UK market. Please note though that these washing machines are from the commercial range of washing machines and not likely to be in our homes.
Miele have realised that hot water and foam could suddenly escape through the detergent dispenser drawer under a certain combination of conditions when used on the Kitchen Linen programme on commercial washer-extractors from the PW 6055 and PW 6065 series produced since November 30, 2009.
Unfortunately due to the way the Trading Standard’s web site is designed I can’t currently link to specific product recalls so I’ve had to reproduce their recall notice below.
The following notice has been issued by the manufacturer: Miele
Product warning issued by Miele & Cie. KG Washer-extractors from the PW 6055 Vario and PW 6065 Vario series
MIELE analyses data from the marketplace on a regular basis. From this information it has been noticed that HOT WATER/FOAM may suddenly escape through the detergent dispenser drawer under a certain combination of conditions in the KITCHEN LINEN programme on commercial washer-extractors from the PW 6055 and PW 6065 series produced since November 30, 2009.
Affected machines can be identified as follows: The model range is indicated on the fascia panel (left-hand side). The dataplate is located on the inner door face. Relevant aspects are in bold type.
Model Machine label. Model series. Only machines labelled PW60… and VARIO are affected.
Dataplate: Only Mod: PW60 … Vario LP and No. 55/… affected
Should you own one of the machines mentioned above, please contact your MIELE dealer, your MIELE service agent or MIELE themselves immediately.
A risk of SCALDING caused by the release of hot water is possible!
ENSURE THAT CHILDREN REMAIN WELL AWAY FROM THE MACHINE!
Miele will rectify this problem by updating the electronic controls on-site and free of charge, It will be necessary to make an appointment for a service visit.