Indesit and Hotpoint recall 'exploding' washing machinesWashing machine drum can tear apart
14 May 2013
Indesit and Hotpoint have recalled some of their washing machines because the drum can tear apart - in some instances causing debris to fly from the machine.
The machines affected were produced between 2007 and 2009. To find out if your machine has the potential fault you need the model number and serial number.
These can be found either on a sticker on the left hand side of the inside of the door or engraved on top.
Indesit and Hotpoint are part of the same company. To learn more about the Indesit and Hotpoint washing machines we've reviewed see our washing machine reviews.
Hotpoint and Indesit washing machine recall
Once you have the model and serial number enter them into the search tool on either the Indesit or Hotpoint website to find out if you have an affected model. The website will then inform you what action you should take.
Indesit and Hotpoint said that when they became aware of the issue they had them assessed under the General Product Safety Regulations and the washing machines were classified as 'very low risk'. They therefore decided no action was required at that time. They have since identified an improvement that reduces the risk to 'extremely low risk'
They also said that they take consumer concerns very seriously, through their ongoing monitoring of all its products and that this problem does not affect any Indesit or Hotpoint model on sale today.
Fridge-freezer, dishwasher and tumble dryer recalls
Hotpoint and Indesit are not the only company to have had safety issues with kitchen appliances in recent times.
Beko recalled a range of fridge-freezers after they caused a number of fires.
Beko have also recalled tumble dryers, Hoover have recalled fridge freezers and Bosch and Hotpoint have recalled dishwashers all due to fire risks.