How Safe is Your Home?

See the latest updates on product recalls and safety notices from our Trading Standards Team below:

Blind Cords


The UK government have a new campaign about blind cord safety. Check your blind cords and keep your home safe


Whirlpool Tumble Drier Recall


Lots of people have been getting their tumble dryers replaced, but there are still unsafe dryers out there. See the facts and figures about the Whirlpool tumble dryer recall programme here.

If you want to find out if your dryer needs to be recalled and replaced, check your model here.



Safety Information: Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Recall

Tumble Dryer Recall

It is estimated that up to 800,000 unmodified tumble dryers pose a potential fire risk in the UK.

The recall covers all models of vented and condensing tumble dryers produced between April 1, 2004 and September 30, 2015 and sold in the UK under the Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Proline and Swan brands. Consumers who think that they may have an affected model should call the Whirlpool helpline on 0800 151 0905.  Further information about affected models can be found here.