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Defective tumble dryers: MPs criticise Whirlpool’s approach to customer safety

MPs on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee have declared it ‘astonishing’ that four years on from Whirlpool revealing defects in its tumble dryers, as many as 800,000...

Whirlpool issues product recall of unmodified tumble dryers

Owners of unmodified, affected Whirlpool tumble dryers are now entitled to a new replacement machine after a product recall announced today.

Whirlpool finally publishes list of fire-risk tumble dryers

Four years on from admitting many of its tumble dryers could pose a fire risk, Whirlpool has finally published the full list of at-risk models. Check to see if yours is affected.

Whirlpool facing recall notice over fire-risk tumble dryers

The government today announced its intention to serve Whirlpool with a recall notice for its fire-risk tumble dryers. Consumer minister Kelly Tolhurst referred to the move as ‘unprecedented’, as she...

Government calls for action over Whirlpool tumble dryer fires

A government minister will 'take further action where necessary' amid allegations that Whirlpool made a customer agree not to speak out after their modified tumble dryer caught fire.

Which? slams toothless government Whirlpool dryer fires report

With modified and supposedly made-safe Whirlpool fire-risk dryers continuing to cause fires in people’s homes, the regulator existing to protect consumers from unsafe products has failed to take decisive action...

‘Repaired’ Whirlpool tumble dryers catch fire, produce smoke and smell of burning

Which? is calling on the government to urgently publish the results of a report into Whirlpool’s fire-risk tumble dryers – as fresh concerns emerge over the company’s fix programme and...

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