A powerful cross-party Commons Committee demanded the US giant fix a million “defective and potentially dangerous” tumble dryers already blamed for 750 fires over the past decade.
And it set Whirlpool a new deadline of dealing with each customer complaint within just two weeks.
The Committee also urged the Government set up a new National Product Safety Agency – saying the Whirlpool issue exposed huge flaws in the UK’s current product safety regime.
Labour’s Rachel Reeves, the Committee chair, stormed: “Whirlpool’s woeful response to the defect in its tumble dryers has caused huge worry to people with these appliances in their homes.
“Their delayed and dismissive response to correcting these defects has been inadequate and we call on Whirlpool to resolve issues urgently.”
Whirlpool really have got to get their fingers out on this. Follow the link to see how to identify if you have a potentially faulty product.
But something else staggers me with all the CE testing these days how didn't they spot this fire risk?