URGENT Fire warning for tumble dryer owners

Trading standards officers in Inverclyde have issued an urgent warning to anyone who owns a Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan or Proline tumble dryer. Some models can catch fire and should be returned to the manufacturer immediately.

Tumble drier fire
Picture: London Fire Brigade

The warning applies to tumble dryers made between April 2004 and September 2015. There is a chance that fluff from the clothes can come into contact with the heater and catch fire.

Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline are all brand names used by the manufacturer Whirlpool.

Anyone with one of affected machine should call Whirlpool on 0800 151 0905.

An estimated 5.3 million dryers were sold in the UK, but it is thought up to 500,000 could still be in use.

Councillor Michael McCormick, Convener of Inverclyde Council’s Environment & Regeneration Committee, said, “If you have one of these machines you should switch it off and unplug it right away.

“You can call Whirlpool on 0800 151 0905 to find out if your dryer needs to be returned.

“Regardless of the safety issues with these tumble dryers, consumers should always follow the manufacturers’ instructions and regularly clean out the lint tray and filters on their tumble dryer - whatever the make or model.

“All consumers should also register their appliances to make sure they get vital updates on product modifications and recalls (www.registermyappliance.org.uk).

Which has compiled the list below but it may not contain all the models which are affected. You are strongly recommended to check with Whirlpool if you are concerned or if you, or someone you know, own a tumble dryer affected by this safety alert.”

Anyone who wants to check if their machine is affected should write down their dryer’s model number, serial number and the postcode of the home where they lived when they bought the machine.

This information can be entered onto the appropriate manufacturer’s website:

  • Indesit: http://safety.indesit.eu
  • Hotpoint: http://safety.hotpoint.eu
  • Swan: http://safety-swan.eu
  • Creda and Proline: http://safety.hotpoint.eu

Consumers can also call the Freephone helpline: 0800 151 0905

Creda models

  • Creda TCR2, Creda TCS3, Creda TVR2, Creda TVS3, Creda TVU1.

Hotpoint  models

  • Hotpoint AQC9BF5E, Hotpoint AQC9BF5S, Hotpoint AQC9BF7E, Hotpoint AQC9BF7E1, Hotpoint AQC9BF7I

  • Hotpoint AQCF852BI, Hotpoint AQCF852BU, Hotpoint AQCF952BI

  • Hotpoint CTD00, Hotpoint CTD40, Hotpoint CTD80, Hotpoint CTD80T, Hotpoint CTD85A
  • Hotpoint FETC70CP, Hotpoint FETV60CP, Hotpoint SUTCD97B6PM 
  • Hotpoint TCAL83C6P, Hotpoint TCAL83CG, Hotpoint TCAM80C
  • Hotpoint TCD970, Hotpoint TCD975P, Hotpoint TCD980, Hotpoint TCD985BPX, Hotpoint TCDET77BEPUK, Hotpoint TCDET87BEP
  • Hotpoint TCEL87B6, Hotpoint TCEM80C6, Hotpoint TCFG87C6, Hotpoint TCFM70C6, Hotpoint TCFM80CG, Hotpoint TCFM90C6P
  • Hotpoint TCFS73BG, Hotpoint TCFS83BG, Hotpoint TCFS93BG, Hotpoint TCFSM87B6PY
  • Hotpoint TCHL73CR, Hotpoint TCHL83CR, Hotpoint TCL770, Hotpoint TCL780
  • Hotpoint TCM570, Hotpoint TCM580, Hotpoint TCM585BG, Hotpoint TCUD93, Hotpoint TCUD93B6G, Hotpoint TCUD97B6
  • Hotpoint TCYL757C6, Hotpoint TCYL757CG, Hotpoint TCYM750C6P, Hotpoint TCYM750CP
  • Hotpoint TVAL73C, Hotpoint TVAM70C, Hotpoint TVEL75B6A, Hotpoint TVEL75C6
  • Hotpoint TVEM70C6P, Hotpoint TVF760, Hotpoint TVF770, Hotpoint TVFET75B6, Hotpoint TVFG65B6
  • Hotpoint TVFG65C6G, Hotpoint TVFG85C6, Hotpoint TVFM60C6P, Hotpoint TVFM70BG, Hotpoint TVFM80CG
  • Hotpoint TVFS73BG, Hotpoint TVFS83CG, Hotpoint TVHM80C
  • Hotpoint TVM560, Hotpoint TVM562, Hotpoint TVM570P, Hotpoint TVM572
  • Hotpoint TVYL655C6, Hotpoint TVYL655CG, Hotpoint TVYM650C6P, Hotpoint TVYM650CP
  • Hotpoint VTD00, Hotpoint VTD20, Hotpoint VTD60, Hotpoint VTD6000P, Hotpoint VTD60T, Hotpoint VTD65.

Indesit models

  • Indesit IDC75, Indesit IDC85, Indesit IDC8T3B, Indesit IDCA735, Indesit IDCA7H35BTM, Indesit IDCA835, Indesit IDCA8350, Indesit IDCA835BS, Indesit IDCA835EU, Indesit IDCA835S
  • Indesit IDCE7H35BTM, Indesit IDCE845, Indesit IDCE8450K
  • Indesit IDCL75BHEU, Indesit IDCL85BH, Indesit IDCLG5BH(EU)
  • Indesit IDV65, Indesit IDV75, Indesit IDVA735, Indesit IDVL75BFR, Indesit IDVL75BR, Indesit IDVL85
  • Indesit IS60V, Indesit IS60VU, Indesit IS70C, Indesit ISA60V
  • Indesit ISL60V, Indesit ISL70C.

Proline models

  • Proline TDC75, Proline TDC7A
  • Proline TDV62

Swan models

  • Swan STC407B, Swan STC407W, Swan STCL407B, Swan STCL407W, 
  • Swan STCL408B, Swan STCL408W, 
  • Swan STV407W, Swan STV408B, Swan STV408W, 
  • Swan STVL407B, Swan STVL407W.