Hotpoint Tumble Dryer recall with model numbers affected

By Alan Ng - Feb 22, 2017

We have some very important information to give you now, with a breaking announcement from Whirlpool regarding a Hotpoint Tumble Dryer recall for February 2017 which has now been modified requiring all owners to take action.

You may have heard about an ongoing issue regarding certain tumble dryers made by Whirlpool that have a potential fire hazard.

This fire hazard involves a potential circumstance where excess fluff could come into contact with the heating element causing the fluff to catch fire.

The affected tumble dryers have the Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda and Proline brand attached to it and were sold to customers between April 2004 and October 2015.

Now, it has just been confirmed that Hotpoint has modified its original advice to owners in where previously it was still ok to use the affected models as long as clothes were dried under supervision.


However now there has been an updated statement from Hotpoint to say that owners now need to unplug their device and stop using it until a free modification service has been implemented.

You can check to see if your Hotpoint tumble dryer model number is on the list here, while the image above shows you exactly where your model number can be located – if you have green dots on your unit then you are not affected.

It does seem particularly worrying that Hotpoint only changed their stance after ordered to do so from Trading Standards – you can see evidence of this from the original revision here and the updated version here.

Are you caught up in this tumble dryer recall? Let us know by leaving a comment in our discussion section below – especially if you have already started the modification process.

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Also See: Hotpoint and Indesit models affected with more recalls

  • Mary Lloyd

    Furthermore. …….I was never notified about the problem these dryers were having…….mine was in a utility cubbie. …..if I ran that bloody machine when I wasn’t home it would have caught my staircase on fire an eliminated my pets…….who does that……when I researched for a recall I was furious. ……I guess ignorance is bliss. ……what you don’t know can potentially kill you…….just not right…….shame on you…….these things we really need……time is very important when you have very little of it to do home maintenance. ……just saying……

  • Mary Lloyd

    My dryer caught fire……was really ticked off……an agency bought it for me cause I didn’t have one……so now I’m using a dang clothesline again……I don’t have time for this nonsense. ……leaving it out for the pickers…….it’s garbage……so the curbs where it belongs…….!!!