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Tumble dryer action must be taken 'before somebody dies'

The chief executive of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, Leon Livermore, has said "government needs to take action before someone dies".

Last November Whirlpool - the owner of the Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda brands - said the dryers could be dangerous as they allow lint to build up against the heating element.

The company has contacted more than three million customers offering repairs or a replacement but some owners face an 11-month wait for a fix.

Original clip from 5 live Breakfast on Monday 16 March 2016.

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