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Warning Beko Fire risk warning for thousands of appliances

Beko says stop using tumble dryers immediately and disconnect it from the wall as a precaution as thousands of Beko tumble dryers could be at risk of fire because of an overheating fault.

Beko has issued a safety alert for 3,450 of its machines impacting five models after a mum of two was killed in a blaze.

Mishell Moloney aged 49 tragically died last year after being overcome by smoke and fumes from a fire caused by her Beko tumble dryer overheated.

Beko has released a statement saying: “Moloney’s death was a tragic and isolated incident.

“As stated by the coroner at the inquest, the source of the fire within the tumble dryer was most likely the printed control board.

“The component in this repair programme was excluded by forensics experts as the cause so is therefore unrelated.”

Models affected:

  • Beko and Blomberg 8kg and 9kg capacity dryers
  • Manufactured between May and November 2012
  • Model numbers: DCU9330W, DCU9330R, DCU8230, DSC85W and TKF8439A

The safety notice warns anyone who owns one of the machines to stop using it immediately and disconnect it from the wall as a precaution.

Beko is now offering a free-of-charge home visit to modify the affected models.

The manufacturer said: “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.”

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this causes you and we want to reassure you that we are doing our very best to resolve this matter as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

Beko has asked consumers to check the model and a serial number of their dryer on its website and, if affected, to register for an engineer to check and if necessary repair the machine.

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this causes you and we want to reassure you that we are doing our very best to resolve this matter as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

A coroner ruled that a Beko DSC85W model caused the blaze which tragically killed Ms Moloney

Customers can call free phone number 0800 917 2018 or 1800 25 29 25 in Ireland between 8.00am and 8.00pm Monday to Friday or 10.00am and 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

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