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.
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
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. This one affects Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit brands of tumble dryer (which are all part of the same manufacturing group). Remarkably it covers potentially millions of condenser and vented dryers sold over the last 11 years. It’s probably safe to say that most Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit dryers are affected. The manufacturer (recently acquired by Whirlpool) have published the following statement –
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.
According to Argos, in certain circumstances “This can lead to localised damage and present a risk of fire”.