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Whirlpool washing machine recall

Whirlpool is to recall and replace an estimated 500,000 Indesit and Hotpoint washing machines in January 2020, following action by the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).

The recall will be undertaken by Whirlpool. There are concerns that the door locks of affected machines could catch fire due to overheating during the washing process. Anyone who thinks they might be affected are advised to unplug their machine and register with Whirlpool for a replacement. All full list of affected machines is available here.

Under the recall, consumers with an affected washing machine will be entitled to a free replacement. Old machines will be removed, and replacements installed, at no cost to the consumer.