Owners of large air-vented dryers and condensing dryers under the Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda brands may need to have them fixed. Indesit said that excess fluff could catch the heating element in the machine and cause a fire. It is recalling many dryers bought between April 2004 and October 2015.

The company said that the tumble dryers could still be used but should not if they were left unattended.

There’s been a lot about this in the news over the last few weeks eg. here from the BBC news. Don’t be too worried – the repairs are normally fairly routine – and will cost you nothing. Once the model numbers are announced then if yours is affected then just call us directly – and we will come and make the repair.

In the meantime if you are worried then the one thing we would suggest is only run the appliance when you are in the house, if that’s possible.

If you think you might be affected then visit http://safety.hotpoint.eu/ to see if your model is one of the ones that is listed as possibly defective. Then let us know by contacting us and we’ll line you up for a repair as soon as we have details of what’s required.