Whirlpool is recalling branded stainless steel, built-in gas hobs due to a risk of carbon monoxide being emitted.
The affected product is model number AKM 274/IX and were manufactured between September 2014 and March 2016.
Whirlpool have said, “Due to a technical issue in manufacturing, these appliances were produced with the wrong type of gas injector in the front left corner. The front left burner may emit levels of carbon monoxide above EU standards which could, in very rare usage conditions, present a low risk of adverse health effects through inhalation. There have been no reported incidents involving these products. Investigations have confirmed that the issue does not present a risk of fire or explosion.”
If you have an affected appliance, Whirlpool advises not to use the burner in the front left corner until it has been modified by a Whirlpool engineer.
All other burners are unaffected and may continue to be used as normal in the meantime.
All consumers who own this appliance should visit https://www.whirlpoolservice.co.uk/safety-notice or contact Whirlpool’s customer care team on 0800 316 3885 to check if the model number (and serial number) of their appliance is involved in this product safety campaign.
Consumers can select a convenient time for an engineer to visit their home free of charge.