The dishwasher manufacturer (Indesit Company) selling dishwashers under the Hotpoint and Indesit brand has confirmed that 330,000 appliances are potentially affected by a fault which has been the cause of 18 fires.
There is a low risk that a component fitted to a limited number of dishwashers sold in the UK may cause overheating leading to ignition. Indesit Company can easily resolve this fault by fitting a newly manufactured component and will do so free of charge.
The potentially affected Indesit and Hotpoint dishwashers were manufactured between January 2008 and July 2010.
Indesit Company is currently in the process of contacting all registered customers of these appliances. If you think you could be affected, you can check either the Indesit or Hotpoint website and click on the Dishwasher safety notice for further information.
Alternatively, you can contact the Customer Service Centre on 0344 822 5201 to check your model and arrange a visit if required.