Beko has issued a safety alert about the fire risks of 3,450 of its condenser tumble dryers. The affected models are DCU9330W, DCU9330R, DCU8230, TKF8439A, and DSC85W (see image attached).
They were manufactured five years ago, but owners are being told to stop using them immediately.
In the latest safety notice, Beko is alerting customers with 8kg and 9kg Beko and Blomberg condenser tumble dryers - manufactured between May and November 2012 - to register for a free modification, if required, after checking the model and serial number.
The fault has been identified as a batch issue with a third party supplied component which in rare circumstances could fail and overheat, which could lead to a risk of fire.
The company said that the fault was highlighted during "regular monitoring" in its factory, but that a full recall was unnecessary.
In this case, those with an affected products, (DCU9330W, DCU9330R, DCU8230, TKF8439A, and DSC85W), are being told to "stop using it immediately as a precaution".
Alex Neill, managing director of home products and services at consumer group Which?, said: "All owners of Beko or Blomberg 8kg and 9kg condenser tumble dryers should urgently visit the Beko website to check whether their model is at risk of catching fire."
Andrew Mullen, head of quality at Beko, said: "A small number of Beko and Blomberg 8kg and 9kg condenser tumble dryers have been affected by this faulty component, however we would urge any customer who thinks that they may be affected to check.
"Whilst there is a low level of risk, we are taking the proactive step of initiating a voluntary repair programme to ensure we can modify all affected products."
This is the alert issued by Electrical Safety First:
ELECTRICAL PRODUCT RECALL ALERT
Product details: Beko & BlombergCondenser Tumble Dryers
For full details, including affected model numbers and manufacturer’s advice, click here.
Reason for recall:
Component may overheat, posing a risk of fire.
What should you do next?
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