Tumble dryer fire warning


Release date: 10 February 2020

Firefighters are urging residents to check whether their electrical appliances have been recalled after a tumble dryer fire.

A crew from Horsham was called to attend a fire in a second floor property on New Street at 2.52pm on Wednesday 5 February.

Upon arrival at the scene they found the fire was already out, but carried out an inspection of the appliance using a thermal imaging camera to identify any hotspots.

It was then discovered that the tumble dryer was on a recall list issued by the manufacturer.

Horsham Watch Commander Alistair Green said: “We would urge everyone to check whether any of their electrical appliances have been affected by a product recall.

“Anyone who has an appliance that has been recalled by the manufacturer should contact the company for further advice.

“West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is urging residents to register their appliances online to be kept updated about any product recalls that may affect them. Appliances up to 12 years old can be registered on the Register My Appliance website.

“More information on electrical fire safety can be found on the WSFRS website by searching for ‘electrical appliances’.”

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