It may just be the time to give up and ditch the dryers! Yet another fire safety alert has been raised for around 3,450 condenser dryers as they could now pose a fire risk due to an overheating compartment.
The recall includes five Beko and Blomberg 8kg and 9kg capacity dryers sold between May and November 2012, carrying the model numbers DCU9330W, DCU9330R, DCU8230, TKF8439A and the DCS85W, which has been responsible for 20 blazes alone that includes the death of Mishell Maloney in February 2016.
Beko have stated on their website “As a responsible manufacturer, we have decided to proactively contact the owners of these condenser tumble dryers to offer a free of charge in-home check and to modify affected products to remove any potential risk. This is completely free of charge and will take no longer than 30 minutes.
“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this causes you and we want to reassure you that we are doing our very best to resolve this matter as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
Beko have also advised that the dryers stop being used immediately because of the potential fire risk.
If you have one of the stated models, please visit https://www.beko.co.uk/dryerrepair#!/check/precheck and get in touch with the manufacturer directly. Here at Fire FM we always try to keep up with recent recalls to spread awareness and ensure fire safety of the public.