ITV News has obtained figures that show 479,000 potentially dangerous dishwashers remain in homes despite a recall from Bosch.
ITV News has found that almost half a million faulty Bosch dishwashers that could catch fire are still in use, despite a safety alert.
Some 479,000 potentially dangerous Bosch dishwashers remain in UK homes despite a recall from the manufacturer, according to figures obtained by ITV News.
The appliances, which could catch fire, were subject to a safety alert but are still in use because of glaring gaps in the recall system.
It is now thought that up to a million potentially unsafe electricals are in peoples homes, despite hundreds of recalls.
British technology firm Dyson today accused its German rival Bosch of planting a mole in its high-security research and development department for as long as two years.
Dyson founder Sir James Dyson filed proceedings at the High Court claiming a Chinese employee at its research and development centre in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, was giving company secrets to Bosch.
Bosch, which has its UK headquarters based in Middlesex, declined to comment.