Dangerous white goods cause 90{a239b2aa571ef05ae9c516dc5a5d09b277caf1d728620f61ac620869cf9df505} of London’s fires

A recent fire in a London salon was caused by a defective tumble dryer after the fluff came into constant with the dryer’s heating element. Many people will be aware of the recent alert that some models of Indesit, Hotpoint and Creda tumble dryers pose a fire risk for that very same reason. London Fire Brigade have released a statement saying that “In 90{a239b2aa571ef05ae9c516dc5a5d09b277caf1d728620f61ac620869cf9df505} of cases, the cause (of a fire) was a fault in the appliance or it’s electrical supply, rather than human behaviour.”

Using faulty appliances carries a fire risk, however it isn’t made easy for people to find out what products and models are on recall lists unless they are main news manufacturers, therefore not many of them are returned or repaired, leading to fires in the foreseeable future. It’s due to this that London Fire Brigade have put forward a petition for the Government to introduce a single accessible register of all recalled products so that it’s easier for consumers to check their appliances.

A total of 10 fire fighters and 2 fire engines tackled the fire at the London Salon, luckily there were no injuries and everyone evacuated the building at the sound of the fire alarm.

Here at Fire FM we think that a single recall list would be a sensible and beneficial idea, the one place that people can look to see if their appliances are safe and fire risk free. If you would like to sign the petition, please see below: