Consumer group Which? has criticised Hotpoint for what it says it a delay in warning the public about thousands of potentially faulty dishwashers.
The electrical giant has issued a safety alert in relation to dishwasher models FDW20, FDW60 and DW65A after it was discovered 71,000 were a potential fire hazard.
It's astonishing that it's taken Hotpoint this long to get the product recalled and to get the information out to the public about the potential dangers of these products.
They've known for months, there's no excuse for dragging their feet like this.
Martin Squires' Hotpoint dishwasher caught fire last July - before a safety notice was issued by the company about faulty models.
Hotpoint has issued a safety notice over for 71,000 of its dishwashers which could be a potential fire hazard.
A Norfolk couple have described how a blaze at their home was caused by a faulty dishwasher as they waited for a visit from an engineer.