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Following the announcement that Whirlpool are recalling 500,000 faulty washing machines, London Fire Brigade's Deputy Assistant Commissioner Charlie Pugsley said:
“We have highlighted the issue of door switches causing fire in different white goods to Whirlpool, Government and in our evidence to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, so we are pleased to hear that Whirlpool have decided to take the step to get these potentially lethal washing machines out of people’s homes. We would like to reiterate Whirlpool’s advice that anyone with an affected machine should unplug them and not use until the fault has been fixed.
“Our Total Recalls campaign is calling on the government and manufacturers to implement a number of changes to make white goods safer including a centralised database to make it easier for consumers to know whether they have a recalled appliance.”