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Islanders urged to check washing machines in case of fire

Whirlpool are offering to repair it or a like for like replacement. Credit: Niall Carson/PA

People across the Channel Islands are being urged to check their washing machines after a number of Hotpoint and Indesit machines were recalled for causing fires.

The models are said to be those manufactured between 2014 and 2018 and Whirlpool, the company who owns Hotpoint and Indesit, have set up a recall website and hotline for customers if they believe they have a faulty machine.

A list of the affected products has also been produced by the company, which they say can be checked against the model number displayed on the rim of the washing machine door.

If customers find they have a faulty washing machine, then Whirlpool are offering to repair it or give a like for like replacement.

The company say they are not providing refunds for affected machines.

Anyone who thinks they may have a machine that could cause a fire, is being advised to unplug it and and notify all those that have access it to not switch it on again.

Whirlpool say the risk of a fire is greatly reduced if people wash items at 20°C or lower.

Trading Standards say they are offering to help people struggling to check if their machine is indeed a fire hazard and how to register is on the recall website.

Islanders can call Trading Standards in Guernsey 01482 234 567. For Jersey it is 01534 448160.

We urge all islanders to check their machines and to make sure that any vulnerable friends or relatives have also had their machines checked. Landlords should also ensure that their tenants’ machines have been checked. We are aware that some affected machines have been used in commercial premises such as care homes and hotels and those responsible should ensure that these are also checked.’

– Daniel Guerin, Trading Standards Officer

Islanders looking to call the Whirlpool hotline should call 0800 316 1442.

A list of all the model numbers affected is set out below:

  • FML 742P UK Hotpoint
  • WMAOD 743G UK Hotpoint
  • WMAOD 743P UK Hotpoint
  • WMAQB 721P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMAQC 641P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMAQC 741G UK Hotpoint
  • WMAQC 741P UK Hotpoint
  • WMAQC 741P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMAQF 621G UK Hotpoint
  • WMAQF 621P UK Hotpoint
  • WMAQF 641 P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMAQF 721G UK Hotpoint
  • WMAQF 721P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMAQL 621G UK Hotpoint
  • WMBF 742G UK Hotpoint
  • WMBF 742K UK Hotpoint
  • WMBF 742P UK Hotpoint
  • WMBF 742P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMBF 763P UK Hotpoint
  • WMEF 722 BC UK Hotpoint
  • WMEF 742 P UK Hotpoint
  • WMEUF 722P UK Hotpoint
  • WMEUF 743G UK Hotpoint
  • WMEUF 743P UK Hotpoint
  • WMFG 741P UK Hotpoint
  • WMFG 741P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMFUG 742 P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMFUG 742G UK Hotpoint
  • WMFUG 742P UK Hotpoint
  • WMFUG 842P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMJLF 842P UK Hotpoint
  • WMJLL 742P UK Hotpoint
  • WMSAQG 621P UK Hotpoint
  • WMXTF 742G UK Hotpoint
  • WMXTF 742K UK Hotpoint
  • WMXTF 742P UK Hotpoint
  • WMXTF 742P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMXTF 842P UK.M Hotpoint
  • WMYL 7151PS UK Hotpoint
  • XWA 81252X K UK Indesit
  • XWA 81252X W UK Indesit
  • XWD 71452X K UK Indesit