A coroner has said he is worried that a tumble dryer maker’s approach to reports of fires was an “obstacle" to steps which might save lives.
David Lewis was the assistant coroner for North Wales East and Central after the deaths of Bernard Hender, 19, and Doug McTavish, 39, following a blaze at a flat at Llanrwst in the Conwy Valley.
He has issued an report to prevent future deaths to Whirlpool(UK) Appliances.
At an inquest last September, Mr Lewis decided that “on the balance of probabilities the fire was caused by an electrical fault in a tumble dryer.”
Mr Lewis has given the company until December 26 to respond to his report and set out details of action taken or proposed and a timetable for action.
The firm has said safety was its “number one priority.”