Fire-risk warning for fridges, freezers and fridge freezers

Following a recent review of cold appliance safety, we’ve written to manufacturers this week urging them to stop using these backings, as they could create a fire risk in people’s homes due to their potential to accelerate the spread of fire.

We’re calling on manufacturers to do the right thing by taking immediate voluntary action to end production of these appliances. We’re also asking the industry to accelerate the introduction of tougher safety standards on cold appliances, so that the use of potentially flammable backing material is no longer allowed.

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