Tumble Dryers: Safety

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 15th September 2017.

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Photo of Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on addressing concerns relating to tumble dryer safety; and what recent discussions he has had with manufacturers on that matter.

Photo of Margot James Margot James Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety that I set up last year to further improve the safety of white goods and the recalls system, made its final recommendations in July.

Actions are already underway to implement a number of the Group’s recommendations including tasking BSI (British Standards Institution) with making available a code of practice on recalls by the end of the year. We are also considering the framework for a national body to support consumers on product safety.

The Department is in regular contact with white goods manufacturers and AMDEA (the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances) were members of the Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety.

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