Clothes dryer - Condensation dryer

Recall published
2007-10-01
Brand
  • Hanseatic and Viking.
Product title
Clothes dryer - Condensation dryer.
Product description
Clothes dryer: Make Typ Art. No: - Hanseatic C 280 655 932,- Hanseatic C 290 450 305, 591 329 and 655 940,- Hanseatic C 295 377 756,- Hanseatic K 20 254 847, 288 306, 459 584, 775 810, 288 435 (including washer/dryer TL 1200 S and K 20), - Hanseatic K 251 440 365 and 741 829,- Hanseatic K 351 255 004,- Viking C 280 332 580,- Viking C 290 332 896.
Risk
The product poses a risk of fire because in condenser driers there is always the possibility of large amounts of fluff accumulating and starting to smoulder. This is quite normal in a condenser drier. The problem in this case is a plastic grid not made of fire-resistant material which is fitted behind the condenser in the air current before the heater to prevent users from putting their hands in. It has been established that smouldering or burning fluff can cause this plastic grid to catch fire. The fire can subsequently spread to the drier and then even to the surrounding area. Four incidents have been reported. The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
C 280, C 290, C 295, K 20, K 251 and K 351.
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Fire
Country of origin
Italy
RAPEX Reference
1028/07
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Germany

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