Firefighters urge consumers to check tumble dryers amidst product recall


Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is urging owners of Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline tumble dryers to check if their appliances are affected by the current product recall.

After Whirlpool’s acquisition of the Hotpoint/Indesit brands, a safety review has revealed potential issues with two types of dryers manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015.

A helpful model checker has now been launched to help customers check their models to see if their appliance is affected.

Watch Manager Mark Jones said: “Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service recognise the dangers of faulty domestic tumble dryers and recommend owners of Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline brands check to see if their appliance is affected by the current recall.

“The model number, usually found on the back of the dryer door, can be entered in to the online checker. There is also a helpline number, which is 0800 151 0905.

“It has been identified that around 5.3 million faulty appliances were manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015 and sold in the UK.

“Tumble dryers contain powerful motors with fast moving parts that get very hot and could set fire to excess fluff or lint that build-up over time.

“Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service recommend tumble dryers have their lint filter cleaned after every use, reducing the risk of fire.

“Never overload tumble dryers, always have them serviced by qualified engineers and never leave them unattended.”

The Hotpoint model checker can be accessed by visiting and the Indesit model checker can be accessed at


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