Beko recall fridge freezers after one sets a block of flats on fire
Recently, there was a rather large fire in a tower block in Bermondsey. While you cast dispersions on the people of Southwark like 'they deserve it' or 'surprised anyone noticed', we'll crack on with telling you that it was all the fault of a Beko fridge freezer.
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) reckon that up to half a million fridge freezers across the country could be posing serious fire risks in you house thanks to their dodgy thermostats. Or because they're manufactured to be evil. Take your pick.
It appears that particular models of Beko fridge freezer are more susceptible to overheating and turning your house into an inferno. Exciting, yes... but very irritating when all your stuff ceases to exist and your skin falls off.
Fire chiefs alerted Beko to the problem in June 2010 and the company have issued recall notices to all of its customers. If they missed you out, the affected models were all manufactured between January 2000 and October 2006.
A Beko spokesperson says: 'It was confirmed in December 2010 that certain models of Beko frost-free fridge freezers may, in some circumstances, fail and overheat. We have contacted all retailers who sold these products to seek their help in identifying affected customers.'
If you don't trust these swine to get in touch, you can check yourself. Have a look at the serial numbers of the models you own and check them against the warning list, which you can see if you click over the jump. If your fridge freezer is one of the affected lines, it is advised that you contact Beko as soon as possible.
Read over for a full list of the affected Beko serial numbers.