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30th April 2020 Another 55000 Washing Machines in UK Homes Should Stop Being Used and Need Repairing or Replacing Owing to a Fire Risk

An extra 21 models have been added to the list of 524000 Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines being recalled. Whirlpool owns the washing machine brands. The product recall programme was ongoing despite coronavirus restrictions. The total number of models affected is 66.

About 20 percent of the Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines sold since 2014 are affected by a safety fault and need to be recalled.

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79 fires are thought to have been caused by an overheating door locking system in the washing machine. The fault develops over time according to Whirlpool.

Advice for washing machine owners

Whirlpool has set up a model checker online or call 0800 316 1442.

Owners of Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines bought since October 2014 will need to enter the model and serial number of their appliance found inside the door or on the back to see if it is one of those affected. Those who have previously checked and been given the all clear may need to check again due to the new models with faults added to fault affected list. Slots for a modification or replacement machine are available straight away.

All owners affected by the recall are entitled to a replacement washing machine or a repair to their existing appliance without charge but there is no offer from the company of a refund. They should stop using it until an engineer has checked it if necessary restrict its use to a cold wash.

4th March 2020 Toyota Motor Corp Recalling 3.2 Million Vehicles Worldwide To Address Fuel Pump Issue That Could Result In Engines Stalling.

Dealers will replace the fuel pumps with new ones.

Owners have complained of rough engine running engine not starting and loss of power while driving at low speeds.

21st November 2019 Fiat Chrysler Recalling 700000 sport utility vehicles SUVs worldwide due to faulty electrical connection could prevent engine starts or contribute to a stall

The automotive product recall covers 2011 to 2013 model year for Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. Fiat Chrysler are unaware of any injuries or accidents related to the fault and will notify owners at a later date when they will be able to schedule repairs at car dealerships.

Most of the vehicles being recalled are in USA. The rest are spread around the world including but not limited to Canada and Mexico.

20th July 2019 Dangerous Tumble Dryer Product Recall

Whirlpool is launching a full recall of any remaining fire prone tumble dryers. For 4 years now Whirlpool have resisted calls to recall tumble dryers when the fault emerged.

Tumble dryer brands affected include Hotpoint Indesit Creda Swan and Proline bought between April 2004 and September 2015 in UK.

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For more information on what to do if you bought a tumble dryer call 0800 151 0905 or visit CLICK HERE. Check if your tumble dryer is affected. If it is on the product recall list stop using it and unplug it immediately.

Options for tumble dryer owners include:

  • Obtain a free replacement dryer with no extra charges for collection or disposal of the old machine
  • Get a free one hour modification of the old machine
  • Take a discounted upgrade to a higher specification model than the free replacement
  • Obtain a partial refund of up to 150 pounds with owners of older machines getting less than those with newer ones

If your tumble dryer has already been modified as a safety upgrade you may not be able to take advantage of above options but call the helpline to double check.

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20th July 2019 Volvo Product Recall 500000 Worldwide

Volvo car manufacturer has concerns of fire risk. A plastic part of the engine can melt and deform and in extreme cases catch fire.

The product recall affects some cars made in the past five years. Volvo will contact affected customers.

There have been Volvo car fires as a result though no one has been injured.

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Volvo has reported how many fires have occurred as a result of the defect. The product defect affects cars from the models years 2014 to 2019 with four-cylinder diesel engines.

Car owners have been told that vehicles are safe to use if the car is not currently showing signs of a problem including engine warning light coming on lack of power from engine or an unusual smell.

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