I have owened a hotpoint dryer (TVM570P) for 8 years without any problems which i use occassionally. I have moved house a few times so did not get the news about it being a potential fire hazzard untill recently when a friend came to visit and said it looks like the same dryer they had and needed the modification. I rang Hotpoint and they said that yes it is the dryer thats a fire risk and they have booked me in for a repair. As I have an 8 year old machine I would obviously not expect a free replacment, but I did enquire to see if they would offer my a new machine at a discount price like others have said but they told me they no longer do these anymore just repairs. I just want to know, what exactly do the engineers do to make it safe. Do they change the heater or put some special guard on the chmaber to stop fluff building up on the element? I am a bit worried as some newspaper articals claim that despiute the modification, they still have burtst into flames.