HOTPOINT is recalling hundreds of thousands of dishwashers after an electrical fault caused a number of the appliances to catch fire.
The company said there had been 18 incidents involving the faulty dishwashers, which were sold under the Hotpoint and Indesit brands and made predominantly between 2008 and 2010.
Customers who have registered their machines will receive a letter from the manufacturers explaining how to check if their dishwasher is being recalled.
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The company is urging customers to get in contact to arrange a visit by an engineer if the machine carries the model number FDW70, FDW75, FDW80 or FDW85A with a serial number between S/N 50401 and S/N 80531.
The new recall is separate from that announced in May affecting 283,000 Hotpoint dishwashers made between 1999 and 2005.
The company said: "As the leading white goods manufacturer, Indesit Company continually monitors the specification and performance of its products.
"We have identified that there is a low risk that a component fitted to a limited number of Hotpoint and Indesit dishwashers manufactured predominantly between January 2008 and July 2010 sold in the UK that may cause overheating and are in rare cases a potential fire hazard."