Safety notice on White Goods

Tumble Dryers

Tumble dryers are a useful addition to any household - but only when they're used safely. With the recent safety notice issued for 4.5 million Hotpoint, Creda, Indesit, Proline and Swan appliances (and only 810,000 confirmed repairs) there's never been a better time to brush up on tumble dryer safety and learn what to look out for.

Tumble Dryers

Safe Use

  • Never overload the dryer – take large or bulky items like duvets to the dry cleaners.
  • Always allow each drying programme, including the "cool down cycle", to complete fully.
  • If you have to stop the dryer before the end of the cycle remove all items and leave the door open to dissipate heat.
  • Don't use it to dry clothes that are contaminated with combustible substances like solvents, grease, oils or fats.
  • Don't leave your tumble dryer running overnight or when you are out.

Safety First

  • Buy from a reputable dealer/manufacturer
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions
  • Always register your appliance with the manufacturer so you can be notified if there's a problem
  • If you're concerned about an appliance in your home, use Electrical Safety First's online product checker to see if it has been recalled