Very is recalling two washing machines amid fears they could overheat and catch fire.

The Swan SW1010 and SW1020, both sold between 2010 and 2012, are being recalled.

In a statement Very said a small number of these washing machines have failed in use due to a fault with the internal control unit.

It found that this can lead to overheating during use and in some cases there is a “small risk of a fire developing”.

The retailer is now urging customers to stop using the machines and disconnect or switch them off at the wall socket.

Very insisted that it has issued the recall as a precautionary step but has asked shoppers to contact its repair service on the free phone helpline number 0800 888 6124 (Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm) or email productmodifications@0800repair.com

Using your model number the retailer will be able to tell you if your washing machine is affected.

If you have one of the affected washing machines Very will arrange for a free replacement of the control unit by an engineer. The appointment will last up to 45 minutes, is free of charge and will take place at a time that is convenient to you.

Very has apologised for the inconvenience the recall might cause to its customers.

 

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