The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) today (March 9) advised consumers using four models of Sanyo Electric (Hong Kong) Limited 's washing machines to approach the supplier to arrange free preventive maintenance services.
The model numbers of the washing machines are ASW-F100AT, ASW-F95AT, ASW-F98AP and ASW-F95AP. According to Sanyo, the internal motor power cables of these washing machines may be damaged after prolonged usage, posing the risk of an electric short circuit.
The concerned washing machines were supplied to the local market between June 2007 and January 2009. Should abnormalities be found in operating the washing machines, such as nuisance tripping of the associated miniature circuit breaker, consumers are advised to stop using the machines and contact the suppliers immediately.
The supplier, Sanyo Electric (Hong Kong) Limited, has initiated voluntary free preventive maintenance services for affected consumers. Safety notices announcing the free maintenance services are posted in newspapers today and tomorrow.
For details, consumers should call Sanyo's customer service hotline at 8106 8303 or visit their website at (www.sanyohk.com/washerservice.html).
Ends/Monday, March 9, 2009
Issued at HKT 16:35