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Fire-risk Whirlpool washing machines: refunds urged as recall begins

As Whirlpool launches its recall of more than half a million fire-risk washing machines, Which? is urging the company to offer its customers a refund. The latest safety saga was...

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Whirlpool announces recall of up to 519,000 Hotpoint and Indesit fire-risk washing machines in the UK

Whirlpool has announced today it is preparing to recall up to 519,000 Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines. The machines are being recalled owing to a fault with the door lock,...

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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 recall of fire risk tumble dryers begins today

Whirlpool has today launched a recall for what some estimates have put at up to 800,000 fire-risk tumble dryers. The tumble dryers in question need to be replaced or modified...

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.

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Whirlpool finally agrees to name all its fire-risk tumble dryers

Four years on from Whirlpool admitting that it had a fire problem with many of its vented and condenser tumble dryers, the manufacturer has finally committed to naming all of...

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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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