I’ve just found out about another appliance safety notice. This time affecting a Hoover fridge freezer. They’ve issued a safety notice which warns that, “overheating can occur, and in certain circumstances this could result in a fire”. As usual the safety notice says only a small number of appliances are affected but it’s safe to say these matters are very serious.
CDA: Important Safety Notice
CDA have organized a home-visit and repair programme for all PC62SS American Fridge Freezers manufactured between March 2005 and June 2006 to deal with a potential component failure. In very rare cases there is the potential for internal sparking to occur and in consequence damage to the appliance.
Beko fridge freezer fire risk
However, some press articles used more dramatic phrases (Which have since been removed from their web sites)