Ireland's most social media savvy public service, Dublin Fire Brigade, have let out a warning to users of a certain brand and batch of tumble dryers - for fear of overheating and coming alight.
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) May 31, 2017
Beko, the manufacturer of the product, let out a checklist on their website:
''Beko Plc are initiating a voluntary repair programme as a precautionary measure to locate 3,450 8kg & 9kg Beko and Blomberg condenser tumble dryers manufactured between May and November 2012.
As part of our ongoing monitoring, we have identified a batch issue with a third party supplied component which in rare circumstances could fail and overheat, which could lead to a risk of fire.
As a responsible manufacturer, we have decided to proactively contact the owners of these condenser tumble dryers to offer a free of charge in-home check and to modify affected products to remove any potential risk. This is completely free of charge and will take no longer than 30 minutes.''
For those who do have the aforementioned dryer, Beko has also released a list of instructions on what to do:
Therefore, if you have purchased an 8kg or 9kg Beko or Blomberg Condenser Tumble Dryer between May 2012 and May 2013 then please follow the simple steps outlined below:
- Check the model and serial number of your 8kg or 9kg Beko or Blomberg Condenser Tumble Dryer by clicking on the button below.
- If your product is within the potentially affected range, please register online for a qualified engineer to visit your property to check and, if required, repair your product. Alternatively, you can call us on: 0800 917 2018 or 1800 25 29 25 in Eire to speak to a member of our customer service team.
The affected models are: DCU9330W, DCU9330R, DCU8230, DSC85W and TKF8439A . And you can check if your model is affected right here.