Hotpoint have reacted to reports that the Grenfell fire was caused by one of their fridge freezers. It is still too early to know exactly what caused the fridge freezer to catch fire. Reports are that there was an explosion. Unfortunately modern refrigerators do contain explosive gas. This is due to new regulations banning the... continue reading.
Appliance safety notices issued covering all white goods appliances
An important list of all appliance safety notices issued (that I'm aware of) covering all white goods appliances which you need to check out in case you or one of your family owns one of them
Here is a new appliance safety warning. Please share this warning. Some models of Bosch and Neff built-in gas hobs have been found to be vulnerable to a gas leak – and therefore a potential explosion. The manufacture says, “due to potential damage to installed gas connectors, in certain circumstances gas can escape in an... continue reading.
LG have issued an advisory safety notice about their 8KG 6 Motion Direct drive washing machines. There is a risk of electric shock under certain circumstances. I mentioned it a while back on Facebook but here is a proper article. What is happening? Water can in some circumstances leak onto the chrome decal (which I... continue reading.
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... continue reading.
Another potential fire risk safety notice been issued on white goods appliances. The biggest brands affected are Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit tumble dryers. Some other brands are affected too (see below). These are all part of the same manufacturing group (Whirlpool). Remarkably it covers potentially millions of condenser and vented dryers sold over the last... continue reading.
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 manufactured... continue reading.