B&Q issued an important safety warning regarding a dishwasher sold by the company. The standalone slimline white dishwasher sold by B&Q has been identified as a safety concern. The retail company is advising customers to stop using the appliance. That's what you need to know about the latest B&Q dishwasher update.
B&Q issued the safety warning today, saying the company had "identified a safety concern" with a certain dishwasher.
The appliance is the Cooke & Lewis CLDW451W-C / DI6014 Freestanding White Dishwasher.
B&Q said: “B&Q has identified a safety concern with the dishwasher below, where components may overheat and result in fire.
"We are advising customers to disconnect and not use the device."
The DIY and DIY retail company stated that the dishwasher in question was on sale between 2012 and 2017.
B&Q added: “If you bought one of these dishwashers, stop using it right away.
“Unplug it from the wall outlet and contact the helpline for assistance.”
Customers who have the standalone slimline white dishwasher can call 0333 014 3476.
The helpline operates from Monday to Friday, from 8.30 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.
B&Q apologized for any problems, stating, "We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."
Most B&Q stores typically open from 7am on a weekday and close around 8pm.
Earlier this year, in July, the US appliance company Whirlpool issued an urgent recall of its fire hazard dryers.
They warned the remaining owners to unplug their machine and not use it until it is replaced or modified.
The models affected were Hotpoint, Indent, Creda, Swan and Proline dryers built between 2004 and 2015.
Those unsure if their dryer is a fire hazard can check by calling 0800 151 0905 or by visiting the Whirlpool website and using the model number checker.
To anyone with an affected dryer, Whirlpool security staff said, "Disconnect and do not use the dryer until it has been replaced or modified."