More than 100 Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit, Proline and Swan tumble dryer models (all brands owned by Whirlpool) made between April 2004 and October 2015 could pose a fire risk.

The fault in the dryers could lead to fires if excess fluff comes into contact with the heating element.

Whirlpool has said if you have an affected machine you must unplug it immediately and do not use it until it’s been fixed.

Trading standards has issued two enforcement notices on Whirlpool, forcing the company to warn you to unplug and not use the faulty machines. 

On 22 July 2019 Whirlpool launched a recall of tumble dryers that have not yet been modified.

product recall is a safety alert or request from a manufacturer to return or repair a product following the discovery of a safety concern.

Please use this link to check if your tumble dryer is on the list of recalled appliances – https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/whirlpool-tumble-dryer-safety-alert