RESIDENTS are being warned about a potentially dangerous brand of washing machine.

The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) posted a Tweet to say that some Hotpoint and Indesit machines pose a fire risk and have been recalled.

READ MORE: Reading's newest Nando's restaurant to open tomorrow

In a picture accompanying the Tweet, people are advised to check using their serial and model numbers.

The company issued a warning to say that they are recalling certain models manufactured between 2014 and 2018, stating that 'People's safety is Whirlpool's priority.

READ MORE: Afghan Restaurant, Reading, destroyed by fire

The website also states that anyone whose washing machine has to be recalled will be offered a comparable replacement washing machine, provided for free.

People can also call 0800 316 1442 or visit the website.