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 uncontrolled manner and in extremely rare cases a risk of explosion can arise.”
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
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.
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.
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).
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.