Argos issues safety alert for Bush tumble dryers

Argos has issued a safety alert due to fears that its Bush tumble dryers could present a fire risk.

The chain retailer has now released additional information, urging shoppers to clean the machines after every cycle, alongside the instruction manual which comes with the dryers.

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A statement from Argos said, “We have been working closely with Milton Keynes Trading Standards to review the maintenance and safety information that we provide with some of our Bush tumble dryers.

“As a result, we are providing additional maintenance and safety information to all customers who bought one of these tumble dryers.”

The retailer adds that “incorrectly installed and poorly maintained tumble driers can be a fire risk.”

These are all of the tumble dryers that this notice affects:

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The affected tumble dryers are no longer on sale on the Argos website.

The chain retailer has now released additional information (Photo: Shutterstock)

Neena Bhati, Which? head of campaigns, said, "Argos needs to urgently explain how many models have been sold and how many fires have been linked to these products.

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"The company must also clarify what steps it will take to ensure that customers have the right information so that we are not in a position where huge numbers of potentially unsafe products are left in people’s homes, as has happened with Whirlpool tumble dryers.”

A spokesperson for Argos said, "We are contacting customers to make sure they follow the latest safety instructions for the Bush tumble dryers."

This article was originally published on our sister site, Yorkshire Evening Post.