Truth, fires and tumble dryers: Are our home appliances safe?
On a chilly Monday afternoon in late November, an email landed in my bulging inbox with information about a "potential safety issue".
"Hi there," it began. "I wanted to make sure you were aware of an Indesit repair programme."
Tumble dryers sold in the UK over the course of 11 years were in danger of causing a fire and needed to be made safe. I would later learn that there were 5.3 million of them.
Dramatic proof was provided this summer when one machine, awaiting a repair, caused a huge tower block fire which left families homeless and needed 120 firefighters... read more
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