Electrical safety advice from Dalec electricians in Leeds
If you’ve seen the news today you might already be aware that Whirlpool have announced a product recall for some models of their Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines. This isn’t the first time that product safety has been an issue for Whirlpool as models of their tumble dryers have been blamed for a number of serious house fires. With this in mind, we thought we’d remind you of the importance of taking notice of product recalls and the danger of using faulty electrical goods in your home.
Up to 519,000 washing machines will be recalled due to a fault with the door lock which could result in them posting a fire risk. This latest product recall covers models which were manufactured between October 2014 and February 2018. If you think you have one of these washing machines, it is essential that you stop using your machine and get in touch with Whirlpool as soon as possible.
For further information please see: https://washingmachinerecall.whirlpool.co.uk/
Electrical safety in the home
Faulty, damaged or old appliances can pose a significant fire risk and should not be used. It’s also important to be ensure the electrics in your home are up to standard and signs that there could be a problem include: scorch or burn marks or a smell of burning. If you are concerned about any aspect of electrical safety in your home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for advice or a free, no-obligation quote.