Update on electrical appliances warning (further to my blog earlier this month April 2013)
A letter is now going around to key Letting Agents warning of the dangers of appliances in rented homes from Dorset Fire and Rescue Services who are reporting they have attended 7 dishwasher fires relating to the overheating component in certain dishwashers in the last 12 months!
Makes being warned about are Beko, Bosch, Seimens, Neff and Hotpoint.
Since 2010 there have been 269 reported fires originating from an appliance. Bosch have allegedly sent 800,000 letters and made 150,000 telephone calls, of the known 632,000 appliances there are still 479,000 unaccounted for. Bosch,Beko,Seimens,Hotpoint are among the brands issuing warnings.
Landlords and Letting Agents are being advised to look at the electrical products in their properties after a number of fires have been attributed to white goods. You can find out further information by going to the following sites; Electrical Safety Council (ESC): www.esc.org.uk/recall.
You will need to enter a model number, brand name or description of a particular item.
If the product has been recalled, the website will advise on your next steps. Recall UK is the primary product recall site that lists all UK product recalls, for all product types, announced in the last few weeks: www.recalluk.com