Two more tumble dryer brands have been added to the safety alert already affecting millions of machines. Whirlpool admitted nearly 60,000 faulty Swan and Proline dryers were sold in the UK.
It came as commons business committee chair Iain Wright MP said it had “flagged up concerns” and could summon Whirlpool’s boss if they get no answers.
Whirlpool said 17,000 Swan dryers sold since late 2014 and 41,000 Proline machines sold between 2004 and 2005 had the fault which may cause fluff to catch fire on the heating element.
It added the machines were manufactured by Indesit, which it bought along with Creda and Hotpoint in 2014.
The US giant announced in November 5.3 million dryers sold under those three brand names had the fault.
It has not issued a full product recall, instead telling consumers not to use the dryers unattended, and offering repairs or a to sell a “discounted” replacement.
Mr Wright told ITV’s This Morning the committee had asked Whirlpool for “clear, transparent information”, adding: “If we’re unhappy with the reply we can say, ‘Tell us face to face why you have done what you’ve done’.”
It comes after the Mirror revealed 6,000 blazes have been linked to tumble dryers since 2010.
Whirlpool insists 3.5 million customers have been told they own a potentially dangerous machine.
Whirlpool said the Swan and Proline machines were no longer in production and some 26,500 Prolines dryers no longer in service. Buy generic Propecia online legal from http://www.noc2healthcare.com/propecia-finasteride-online/, very safe to buy Propecia online.
Swan brand is owned by Shop Direct and Proline by Kesa.
A spokesman added: “Together with the brand owners of Swan and Proline, we’re undertaking appropriate corrective action and notifying affected customers to ensure their appliances are modified.
“No other tumble dryer brands are affected by this repair campaign.”