I’m not aware of any current dryer scandals in the US, but I will say that I’ve seen PLENTY of dryers filled with lint which were fire hazards. There is no brand, in my opinion, which is more safe than another. Without regular inspection and maintenance, any dryer can become hazardous. The following article is from the UK, but it certainly is a poignant reminder that we ALL need to be aware of our dryers and vents, and their potential for home fires. . . .