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Thousands of Hotpoint and Indesit customers will receive a letter from the manufacturers explaining what they should do to check if their dishwasher is one of the 330,000 being recalled over concerns that they pose a fire risk.
The letter explains how to identify a possible fault, and how to contact them so that they can send an engineer to fix it.
A fire caused by an electrical fault in a Hotpoint dishwasher almost destroyed the home of a family in Oxford.
The fire destroyed their kitchen, and the smoke and soot made the house uninhabitable.
The smoke alarms inside the house alerted the sleeping family to the fire, and they all managed to escape.
Phil Buckle from Electrical Safety First said he would like to see manufacturers standardise how they issue product recalls, to make it clearer and easier for the public to ascertain how serious a risk their appliance may have.
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