July 8, 2011 9.26 am This story is over 147 months old

Council warns of faulty fridge freezers

Fire hazard: The County Council and fire service are requesting people send back a fridge freezer model due to a number of fires.

A recent fire in a London block of flats, caused by a BEKO fridge freezer.

Lincolnshire County Council are warning residents in the county to check their fridge freezers, due to a fire hazard in a particular model.

Due to a product safety warning issued by London Fire Brigade causing recalls, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue are asking people who own a BEKO fridge freezer to check theirs.

It is believed around 500,000 homes and business have the BEKO model manufactured between January 2000 and October 2006, which has been the cause of many fires.

If someone owns this model, or a model badged LEC, they should contact BEKO by calling freephone 0800 009 4837.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue offer a free Home Fire Safety Check to any resident worried about their electrical safety. To get a check, call 01522 582222.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council | Photo: London24