Philips recalls millions of Senseo machines

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A fault in the machines could cause them to explode.

The Dutch electronics company Philips is calling back millions of Senseo coffee makers after a fault was discovered. Around 475,000 of the machines being recalled were sold to customers here in Belgium.

A safety valve designed to allow pressurised air to escape from the machine has been found to be faulty.

The fault means that pressure could build up inside the machine causing it to explode.

The faulty valve was fitted to all Senseo machines made between 2006 and 2008.

However, Philips stresses that the chance that a Senseo machine could explode is only about three in a million.

Despite this the company is keen to put safety first and has re-called all the Senseo machines that might contain the faulty part.

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