Whirlpool appliances

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5163
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Statistics from the London Fire Brigade show tumble dryers and other appliances by Whirlpool were involved in 895 of 2,891 fires in the London. What action are you taking to publicise this risk and to persuade the Government to act on it?

Answer

Answer for Whirlpool appliances

Answer for Whirlpool appliances

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I fully support London Fire Brigade's longstanding work in this area including their Total Recalls campaign which is calling on the government and manufacturers to implement key changes to make it easier for people to protect themselves from potentially lethal faulty appliances, and improvements in manufacturing standards.

In August, I wrote to the Prime Minister, along with the London Fire Commissioner and others, that warned that thousands of dangerous white goods are still being used in homes across the UK and called for urgent action. I have offered further support where it would assist LFB's work in this area.