Hotpoint recalls 330,000 dishwashers

Hotpoint is recalling dishwashers after an electrical fault has caused a number of appliances catch fire. The company says 330,000 dishwashers sold under the Hotpoint and Indesit brands are potentially affected.

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Thousands of customers to receive recall letter

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 was sent to thousands of customers. Credit: KulganoofCrydee

The letter explains how to identify a possible fault, and how to contact them so that they can send an engineer to fix it.

Hotpoint dishwasher fire damages Oxford home

Fire damage outside the home in Oxford. Credit: ITV News

A fire caused by an electrical fault in a Hotpoint dishwasher almost destroyed the home of a family in Oxford.

The damage from the dishwasher fire. Credit: ITV News

The fire destroyed their kitchen, and the smoke and soot made the house uninhabitable.

The fire was caused by an electrical fault inside the appliances. Credit: ITV News

The smoke alarms inside the house alerted the sleeping family to the fire, and they all managed to escape.

The dishwasher outside the house. Credit: ITV News


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Family left homeless after dishwasher fire

A family from Oxfordshire have been sharing their story of how a smoke alarm saved their lives after their dishwasher caught alight, destroying their home.

The Pipers from Bicester are now homeless after smoke and soot made their house uninhabitable. However they're grateful that they managed to escape the building after alarms woke them up.

ITV Meridian spoke to Tim Piper.

Manufacturers 'should make safety recalls clearer'

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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