Whirlpool have identified a further 21 Hotpoint branded washing machines which may also pose a risk. This equates to approximately 55,000 additional machines and takes the total number of affected models to 45.
The National Fire Chiefs Council is urging people to recheck their Hotpoint branded machines. People may have checked in the past and been told their machine is not affected but this may not now be the case.
You do not need to contact the retailer you bought the machine from you can deal directly with Whirlpool, either online or by calling their free helpline which is open everyday on 0800 316 1442.