The London Fire Brigade has warned Londoners over faulty washing machines as Whirlpool added a further 21 models to its recall list.
The models are Hotpoint and Indesit and have been identified as defective – with as many as 55,000 aross the UK.
This is in addition to over 500,000 machines it recalled late last year.
The Brigade’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Fire Safety, Charlie Pugsley, said: “We’ve been highlighting the issue of door switches causing fires in different white goods to Whirlpool and the industry for some time.
“We’re pleased they are taking further steps to get these potentially deadly washing machines out of people’s homes and offering replacements, but it’s concerning that five months on, so many further models at risk have now been identified.
“Due to the current situation, people who have one of these models in their home could be even more worried about how long it might take to get it removed and replaced.
“These washing machines need to be removed from people’s homes urgently.”
Whirlpool advises that anyone who has an affected model should unplug their machine immediately and register with the company for a replacement.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Pugsley added: “We would like to reiterate Whirlpool’s advice that anyone with an affected machine should unplug it