Argos warns Bush tumble dryers may present fire risk
Argos has issued a safety alert due to fears that its Bush tumble dryers could present a fire risk.
The chain retailer has now released additional information, urging shoppers to clean the machines after every cycle, alongside the instruction manual which comes with the dryers.
A statement from Argos said, “We have been working closely with Milton Keynes Trading Standards to review the maintenance and safety information that we provide with some of our Bush tumble dryers.
“As a result, we are providing additional maintenance and safety information to all customers who bought one of these tumble dryers.”
The retailer adds that “incorrectly installed and poorly maintained tumble driers can be a fire risk.”
These are all of the tumble dryers that this notice affects:
1288010 TDV6B 6KG
7642966 TDV6S 6KG
1292051 TDV6B 6KG
5386073 V7SDB 7KG
1737901 TDV6B 6KG
5435010 V7SDB 7KG
4810722 TDV6W 6KG
5480948 V7SDW 7KG
7642382 TDV6W 6KG
5496011 V7SDS 7KG
7642399 TDV6W 6KG
5586282 V7SDW 7KG
7642959 TDV6S 6KG
4281571 V6SDW 6KG
4287104 V6SDB 6KG
4278041 V6SDW 6KG
4278216 V6SDS 6KG
The affected tumble dryers are no longer on sale on the Argos website.
Neena Bhati, Which? head of campaigns, said, "Argos needs to urgently explain how many models have been sold and how many fires have been linked to these products.
"The company must also clarify what steps it will take to ensure that customers have the right information so that we are not in a position where huge numbers of potentially unsafe products are left in people’s homes, as has happened with Whirlpool tumble dryers.”
A spokesperson for Argos said, "We are contacting customers to make sure they follow the latest safety instructions for the Bush tumble dryers."