Hotpoint criticised over dishwasher alert 'delay'

The electrical giant Hotpoint has been accused of waiting too long to warn the public about thousands of potentially dangerous dishwashers.

A safety alert has been issued in relation to dishwasher models FDW20, FDW60 and DW65A after it was discovered 71,000 were a potential fire hazard.

Following yesterday's report on the faulty model, ITV News were contacted by one viewer whose dishwasher caught fire last July.

ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi reports:

Read: Hotpoint issues safety notice for 71,000 dishwashers

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Dishwasher recall over fire risk

Hotpoint has issued a safety notice after it was discovered 71,000 of its dishwashers were a potential fire hazard. Meanwhile a Norfolk couple told ITV News how they came close to death when a faulty Bosch dishwasher caused a fire at their home.