You might’ve seen reports in the media over the past few years about tumble dryer safety and recalls.
If you’re worried about using yours, this guide explains how to check if it's affected and offers a few tips for safe everyday drying.
Some tumble dryers have been catching fire due to fluff building up and burning on the heating element inside the machine.
This recall affects Indesit, Hotpoint, Swan, Creda, and Proline tumble dryers made between April 2004 and September 2015.
BEKO/Blomberg have also recalled a number of models made between 2012 and 2013 to replace a faulty component.
If this applies to yours, unplug it immediately and do not use it again before hearing from the manufacturer.
The manufacturers below are either replacing or modifying tumble dryers, so you need to contact them using the links here.
Some are offering an upgrade to a new model for a small cost, so you might be able to get a much better model for not much outlay.
Creda and Swan are owned by Hotpoint, so don’t worry if the page you’re sent to has Hotpoint logos on it.
Even if your dryer isn’t affected, there are a few things to bear in mind when tumble drying: