Domestic Appliance Industry News

All the latest news from the domestic appliance industry that we find all over the world and stories that are of interest to the trade and public.

A while back we reported on a few Samsung top loading washing machine models sold in Australia that had been subject to a recall due to fire risk but, as with most recalls, the effectiveness of it has not been great, there have been more incidents and Samsung are under fire for the MacGyver worthy remedy involving a plastic bag and duct tape.

A Polish firm, Solgaz, is marketing an innovative kitchen appliance, a built in gas hob that has no open flame.

Italian politicians have lined up to praise a new deal aimed at avoiding layoffs and raising investments by Whirlpool, however one union warned of other disputes still outstanding. 

The Bolton News reports that an employee of Waterline who stole returned kitchen goods from his workplace and then sold them on eBay has been sentenced to do unpaid work.

British cooker manufacturer and one of the few left, Aga Rangemaster, is to be sold to US firm Middleby in a deal valued at £129m.

The Star reports that Indesit delivery drivers in South Yorkshire have voted to take strike action in a national pay dispute.

A new range cooker from American brand Viking is available in the UK but, as with most Viking products, it isn't the cheapest but very good. Th press release follows.

Electrolux's proposed $3.3bn acquisition of General Electric's appliance business could become the latest deal to come undone after the US Department of Justice sued to block the deal.

Electrolux has decided to move production or refrigeration units from Sweden to Hungary.

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