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Some 479,000 potentially dangerous dishwashers in UK

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.

Dyson accuses rival Bosch of planting a spy among its staff

James Dyson pictured with his pioneering 'bagless' hoover in 2000.
James Dyson pictured with his pioneering 'bagless' vacuum cleaner in 2000. Credit: PA

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.

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