Here is a new appliance safety warning. Please share this warning. Some models of Bosch and Neff built-in gas hobs have been found to be vulnerable to a gas leak – and therefore a potential explosion. The manufacture says, “due to potential damage to installed gas connectors, in certain circumstances gas can escape in anread the full article..
Fire risks in appliances
This is a category list of all my articles related to fire risks in appliances. Some warnings are specific to one appliance, but some are relevant to anyone with an appliance. Sadly, appliance fires are relatively common but many risks can be avoided or mitigated by following advice. Make the effort to scroll through the article list - some advice could save a serious incident.
This is part 2 of a series of articles about the dangers of modern white goods appliances and how you can improve appliance safety in your home. Read part 1 first (How dangerous are our appliances?) for a full understanding of these very real dangers. This is not just a shallow list of do’s andread the full article..
White goods appliances come with an inherent risk. We do not need to increase this risk. Bad design, poor quality, user misuse and complacency all increase this risk unnecessarily. If you haven’t experienced any incidents or know someone who has, it might seem unnecessary to read this article. The reality is that many of ourread the full article..
I’ve just read a news article about another tumble dryer that caught fire causing serious damage. The article also mentions that 3 people have died and 300 injured in recent years in fires caused by tumble dryers. However, what’s different and more shocking about this one is that it is reported that the dryer hadread the full article..
This is the biggest appliance fire risk safety notice ever issued in the UK (in my experience). The brands affected are Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit tumble dryers but some other related but lesser-known brands are affected too (see below). These are all part of the same manufacturing group (Whirlpool). Remarkably it covers potentially millions ofread the full article..
I write a lot about appliance safety, but I’ve always been disappointed and surprised at how few of my articles warning about fire risks in appliances get shared. It’s not a pleasant thing to think about, but it’s empowering to pro-actively cut down your risks, and it’s good to help others by sharing warnings. Firstread the full article..