Product Safety

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – in the House of Commons on 16th July 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

The Government have known for four years that there were 5.5 million Whirlpool tumble dryers in homes across the UK that were liable to catch fire. Last month, the Minister gave notice that she intended to order the recall of those dryers still in use, but now she has agreed a voluntary recall with the company. Will she reconsider that and use the powers she has? If she does not, how will we know that Whirlpool is taking this seriously?