Faulty white goods such as washing machines, tumble dryers
and fridgefreezers are causing more than 60 house fires a week in the UK, an investigation by consumer group Which?
In 2015-16 alone, 676 fires in England were caused by tumble dryers
, leading to a total of 46 injuries and fatalities.
No one was injured during the fire, but fire crews have issued guidance for tumble dryer
users to avoid appliances catching fire.
It is unclear whether Crusader still manufactures appliances but several websites exist selling spare parts for this make of tumble dryer
The fire brigade statement was prompted by a tower block fire in London that year caused by a faulty Indesit tumble dryer
The manufacturer said 3,450 of its condenser tumble dryers
could pose a fire risk due to an overheating component as it began a voluntary repair programme "as a precautionary measure".
Manager at the fire service, Matt Jones added: "Ensure that your tumble dryers
are maintained and serviced regularly.
The most popular tracks downloaded by parents were tumble dryer
, dishwasher, hairdryer, fan heater and bathroom shower.
Mishell was aware of a problem with the tumble dryer
before the fire because she turned the machine off.
He added: "Let the tumble dryer
run for as long as you have set it and then open the door and empty it.
The tumble dryer
which the cat and her newborn kittens were found in, in the outhouse of a Croxteth home
magazine's blacklist includes cleaning products, gadgets and potions, tumble dryer
balls, cleaners designed specifically for the kitchen or bathroom and fuel additives.