This Hotpoint and Indesit gas cookers safety notice refers to the risk of a specific part failure which could lead to a gas leak on cookers sold during October and November 2013 in the UK. To find out if you have an affected cooker, check the model and serial number on the inside of your cooker door as instructed on Hotpoint / Indesit’s safety notice page – Cooker Safety Notice
Beko, Leisure, Flavel and Glen Dimplex cookers with a separate grill danger
This is an old safety warning, which I first published a few years ago but Gas Safety Week has brought it back to the fore. This is clearly a very serious warning and it’s a shame to have to give such bad publicity to specific manufacturers. However, so far six people have died from carbon monoxide poisoning as reported in the main press, and this is a warning that needs passing on.
In an official safety warning the company says: ‘Although the risk is very small, we have become aware and are concerned that an extremely low probability exists of overheating of a wiring harness which could, in rare cases, result in fire’.
Electrolux, Moffat and Tricity Bendix built in ovens safety noticeA safety notice has been issued involving built in ovens manufactured by Electrolux under the Electrolux, Moffat and Tricity Bendix brands. The issue involves single built in electric ovens (no product purchased before March 2007 is affected).
Quote: Our quality control programme has identified under certain circumstances there is a potential risk of fire whilst using the grill function on a limited number of Single Built In Electric Ovens branded Electrolux, Zanussi-Electrolux, Moffat and Tricity Bendix.
What’s Happened? Three customers have contacted us to tell us that this particular model of microwave has been overheating. As we are concerned that this is a fire risk we have taken the decision to recall this model. We are glad to say that no one has been hurt.