Release Date: 07-Jul-2011
In July 2011, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) issued an urgent warning of a fire risk related to certain Beko fridge freezer models. The fridge freezers have been linked to 20 fires in the capital since 2008, which injured 15 people and killed one.
Check that your fridge freezer is not affected
The problem occurs when water gets in to the defrost time switch, which can lead to an electrical malfunction resulting in plastic components and other highly flammable insulation inside the appliance catching fire.
Which? magazine has provided a page of really useful information, which gives details of the type of appliances concerned, what the risks are and also how to identify whether your appliance is one of those affected.
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