This is a recall but the Manufacturers are not calling it a Recall but consumers probably would.
A number of Bush and Haier washing machines have been withdrawn from the market because:-
An electrical component in the front control panel of the washing machine can overheat leading to a risk of fire and burns. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive.
This is a very similar issue to the one that triggered the recall of the Bosch, Neff, Siemens and Hotpoint dishwashers.
A Withdrawal Notice means that these products have a safety issue that is serious enough to stop them being sold. But what about the products that have already been sold?
In situations like this where items have been stopped from being sold, we believe should force the manufacturer to find and take back, or repair, those that have already been sold. However if you register any Manufacturers Old or New Appliances with EEESafe, you'll automatically be covered by our Free Safety Watch Service. Right now until the 25th of June, if you Register, you could win a Brand New Washing Machine courtesy of the Co-Op Electrical Group. Register HERE
To be fair to Argos, they've issued information now and you can find that HERE.
At EEESafe, we'd prefer to have them repaired by EEESafe Registered People or take them to the nearest centre where the Recall items are located. This could be found via our National Appliance Safety Register. We'd then see the local appliance go to a local centre who could use Quality Recycled Genuine Spares being used to keep the product going. Then it could be used to help someone local.
The affected washing machine models listed are:-
Brand: Bush (Argos own brand)
Name: Washing Machine
Type/number of model: 1470TVE – white 1470TVEME – silver 1270TVE – white 1270TVEME – silver
Batch number/Barcode: Product numbers 4782568, 4782599, 4782623, 4782654, 4785730, 4782214, 4782245, 4798363, 4798387
Description: Washing machine, 6kg and 7kg load
Name: Washing Machine
Type/number of model: HW-C/D 1460/1470; HD-C/D 1260/1270
Batch number/Barcode: Unknown
Description: Washing machine