Russell Hobbs – Product Recall

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There I was on a Thursday evening, relaxing with a cup of tea in hand, all set for BBC's "Watchdog". I didn't feel relaxed for long! It seems there is a range of Russell Hobbs steam irons which are catching fire without warning. 15 models in fact.

Guess what? When the product codes were read out, it quickly became apparent that the iron which I had purchased for my son for his new flat was amongst them. Never before have I been happy that my son didn't bother ironing anything! Now he has a good excuse.

It appears that there is a problem with the flex which causes the wires to come into contact with each other, hence the risk of fire. Several users have already suffered burns. The irons effected by the recall are those with the codes 15081, 18651, 18720, 18741, 18742, 18743, 19220, 19221, 19222, 19400, 19840, 20260, 20280, 20550-10 and 20560-10.

Russell Hobbs have detailed the recall on their website. To make further inquiries call them on Freephone 0800 307 7616, or 0333 103 9663 if you are calling from a mobile.

Should you have suffered an injury as a result of these models catching fire, please contact me. I have already removed my son's iron from his flat (not that he will notice!)

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