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Important - BEKO fridge freezers - fire risk

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meditrina Tue 05-Jul-11 06:44:28

Do you have one? The London Fire Brigade has found faulty BEKO fridge freezers were the cause of 20 London house fires.

BEKO website says which models have the fault.

They are having a recall, but if you have one of these, you may want to get on to the company asap.

meditrina Tue 05-Jul-11 11:41:45

Here's the BBC article about the risk.

meditrina Tue 05-Jul-11 13:02:22

Lunchtime news reporting that 500,000 faulty units were sold.

Please everyone, check!

meditrina Tue 05-Jul-11 16:53:58

<late afternoon bump>

Tabitha8 Tue 05-Jul-11 17:02:55

Marvellous, isn't it? They don't tell us how to find the model number...

meditrina Tue 05-Jul-11 17:18:32

tabitha8: the link in OP to the manufacturer's website takes you to the serial numbers of the models affected.

<or at least I thought it did! Off to check>

Tabitha8 Tue 05-Jul-11 17:25:39

That's fine. I've found mine and ours is ok. Phew. Appalling story, though, isn't it?

Awomancalledhorse Tue 05-Jul-11 17:31:17

meditrina, thanks for this thread.
Thankfully ours isn't listed!

5inthebed Tue 05-Jul-11 17:36:22

Where was yours Tabitha?

Tabitha8 Tue 05-Jul-11 17:38:45

Mine has a plate inside the fridge part, giving serial number and model number. Need good eyesight to read it!

runningmonkey Tue 05-Jul-11 17:38:57

Yes please could someone tell me where to find the serial no on ours? Worryingly was saying to dh the other day that I thought I could smell a burnt smell in our kitchen (which wasn't my cooking grin)

runningmonkey Tue 05-Jul-11 17:39:42

Xpost thanks tabitha smile

Where is the serial number written on the fridge itself, does anyone know? I don't want to start trying to pull mine away from the wall if it's written somewhere more accessible!

5inthebed Tue 05-Jul-11 17:45:54

Never mind, found it, mine isn't affected.

5inthebed Tue 05-Jul-11 17:46:31

It was on the left hand side just above the glass shelf covering the salad drawer.

Dammit. Have searched the inside and the bits I can see and can't find the number anywhere. I'm going to have to wait for DH to get home so we can pull it out and check behind.

Phew, mine was actually hidden by the salad drawer (thanks 5inthebed) and luckily we're fine too.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 05-Jul-11 17:54:21

It is now thought that it was one of these units that caused the fire in the Bermondsey flats rather than lightning the other day.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 05-Jul-11 17:55:31

(oh, its says that in the link blush )

thisisyesterday Tue 05-Jul-11 17:55:59

ooh my mum has one, but she has had it for years and years so presumably not an at risk one. will get her to check tho!

Fifis25StottieCakes Tue 05-Jul-11 17:56:14

Mine is

Vibrant Tue 05-Jul-11 18:01:23

I had a letter as they thought I had one, but it had been replaced a couple of years ago after it broke down when the freezer part failed and heated up shock.

The replacement is absolutely fine though, thank goodness.

Fifis25StottieCakes Tue 05-Jul-11 18:03:51

my models on list but when i put seriel number in it says its not affected. I have had a problem with it overheating and cutting out. Im going to contact them anyway

Fifis25StottieCakes Tue 05-Jul-11 18:05:39

gor the website down now

Fifis25StottieCakes Tue 05-Jul-11 18:11:53

I have an 08 model but i have had it repaired out of warrenty about 6 months ago. It had been overheating and cutting out a few times in the past week then turns itself back on. I dont think its only models up to 06. I am trying to contact them but no joy

Has anyone else had problems with the newer models?

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