Warning over faulty dishwashers

PUBLISHED: 11:47 07 August 2012 | UPDATED: 12:08 07 August 2012

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service called to a number of incidents involving faulty dishwasher appliances.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to take extra care after a number of incidents involving faulty dishwasher appliances.

Since the beginning of the year, the fire service has been called to five incidents which have been caused by faulty dishwashers. It has now launched a new campaign to encourage homeowners to check their appliances including BOSCH, NEFF or Siemens against the recall notices.

The dishwashers have been identified as having a faulty control panel.

The new video campaign aims to educate members of the public about the dangers of ignoring the fault notice.

Station manager Andy Fox said: “We have attended incidents involving this particular dishwasher fault, across the county and the problem is not limited to Dorset. The manufacturers have recalled these appliances, sending fault notice letters to all owners who they had on their files. Once contacted, they will arrange to come out and replace the faulty part, free of charge. I would strongly advise anyone with a BOSCH, NEFF or Siemens dishwasher to contact the company immediately in order to prevent any more of these fires occurring.”

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