Further tumble dryer hell for family of nine!
There has been absolute chaos going on across the country in regards to the huge tumble dryer recall, and now it seems like the pressure is on to recall as many affected products as possible as another fire breaks out due to the faulty goods.
Emma Rickerby, 40, was forced to flee from her home with five of her six children when her house became engulfed by thick black smoke.
When fire crews arrived at the scene they managed to put out the fire, but Emmas home was destroyed.
This is just the latest event in a string of disasters caused by faulty tumble dryers. Last month it was revealed that 926 tumble dryer fires were reported to the emergency services between 2011 and 2013.
Fifteen minutes after a load of washing had been put in the dryer Emma’s daughter Anya noticed the smoke pouring out the room.
Since the fire on Saturday afternoon, the family have been crammed into Emma’s mum’s bungalow because they had nowhere else to go.
A statement on the Hotpoint website says two types of tumble dryer manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015 can be unsafe.
It reads: “In some rare cases, excess fluff can come into contact with the heating element and present a risk of fire.”