I’ve just read a news article about another tumble dryer that caught fire causing serious damage. The article also mentions that 3 people have died and 300 injured in recent years in fires caused by tumble dryers. However, what’s different and more shocking about this one is that it is reported that the dryer hadread the full article..
Fire risks in appliances
This is a category list of all my articles related to fire risks in appliances. Some warnings are specific to one appliance, but some are relevant to anyone with an appliance. Sadly, appliance fires are relatively common but many risks can be avoided or mitigated by following advice. Make the effort to scroll through the article list - some advice could save a serious incident.
This is the biggest appliance fire risk safety notice ever issued in the UK (in my experience). The brands affected are Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit tumble dryers but some other related but lesser-known brands are affected too (see below). These are all part of the same manufacturing group (Whirlpool). Remarkably it covers potentially millions ofread the full article..
I write a lot about appliance safety, but I’ve always been disappointed and surprised at how few of my articles warning about fire risks in appliances get shared. It’s not a pleasant thing to think about, but it’s empowering to pro-actively cut down your risks, and it’s good to help others by sharing warnings. Firstread the full article..
Don’t stop a tumble dryer mid-cycle. Especially if it’s been on a while and is very hot. There are two potential consequences. Turning it off mid-cycle could cause a malfunction, or in extreme cases could cause laundry inside to catch fire. There are overheat protection TOCs inside designed to trip at dangerous temperatures. A higherread the full article..
Here is another important warning to pass on and take note of, this time it’s regarding a potential Siemens tumble dryer fire risk. The only dryers affected by this specific notice are ones manufactured in 2002. What is the fire risk? “An electrical component on a limited number of Siemens branded tumble dryers manufacturedread the full article..
This is another appliance safety notice, this time for washing machines. From what I can see these washing machines were sold exclusively by Argos as they are the only ones referenced in the product safety notice. There is apparently a potential fire risk caused by defective electronic component in the control panel which may overheat.read the full article..