An additional 21 washing machines and tumble dryers haved been recalled by Whirlpool after being deemed to be a fire risk.
Here’s what you need to do if you have an affected model.
What have Whirlpool said?
The update comes from the Whirlpool website as of April 29, which states: “As part of ongoing in-depth checks carried out by Whirlpool’s safety team, we are adding 21 additional models to the recall.”
The machines are being recalled because, as Whirlpool explains: “When the heating element in the washing machine is activated, in very rare cases a component in the door lock system can overheat, which, depending on product features, can pose a risk of fire”.
If you have already checked your machine due to previous recalls, you will need to check it again.
The recalled washing machines were manufactured under the brands of Hotpoint and Indesit between 2014 and 2018.
The full list of recalled models
These are the recalled models that have been added to the list of recalled machines by Whirlpool:
- WMAQB 641P UK
- WMAQB 721P UK
- WMAQB 741G UK
- WMAQB 741P UK
- WMAQF 621P UK.L
- WMAQF 641G UK
- WMAQF 641P UK
- WMAQF 721P UK
- WMAQG 641G UK
- WMAQG 641P UK
- WMAQG 721P UK