The announcement outlines that some Beko, Leisure and Flavel cookers manufactured before 2009 which have separate ovens and grills, pose the risk when the grill is turned on with the door closed.
(PRWEB UK) 8 July 2013
The updated safety alert has been announced as certain models of Beko gas cooker were recognized as posing a safety risk, reports This is Cornwall in the article ‘Safety Alert on Gas Cookers Is Updated’ on July 6. The announcement outlines that some Beko, Leisure and Flavel cookers manufactured before 2009, which have separate ovens and grills, pose the risk when the grill is turned on with the door closed. Using some of the affected models in this way can cause a build up of carbon monoxide which could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
According to the BBC, Beko began recalling the affected products in 2008 after becoming aware of the risk. In 2010, the deaths of two men, Richard Smith and Kevin Branton, occurred after their Flavel grill produced high levels of carbon monoxide.
Details of the affected models are listed on Beko’s website as they endeavour to warn people of the risks. A spokesperson from Beko told BBC News of the urgent need to further trace affected models, as 480 are currently untraced. He added that:
“We want to find them urgently so we can implement the simple modification, free of charge, and eliminate the safety risk.”
We Fix Now provide highly qualified electricians and plumbers in Tooting, throughout London and the surrounding counties, and the specialists follow developments in the industry closely. A representative for the company responded to this updated safety alert:
“It is of vital importance that customers who are concerned that they own an affected gas cooker should take the steps to ensure that their appliance is unaffected. This updated safety alert highlights the need for gas appliances to be regularly checked by Gas Safe Registered engineers, such as the ones provided by We Fix Now, to ensure that the appliances pose no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.”
We Fix Now is a London-based company providing emergency plumbers and electricians throughout the M25 and surrounding counties. Renowned for their fast and effective service, the firm also specialise in unblocking drains, fixing central heating and boilers and sorting problems with gas. With a strong focus on customer service, We Fix Now prides itself on providing fully qualified and experienced engineers day and night, every day of the year.