July 8th, 2011
Up to 500,000 fridge freezers could be posing serious fire risks in homes and businesses across the country, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned.
The LFB said a fire in London last week, which was originally thought to have been caused by a lightning strike, was caused by a Beko appliance.
Beko has been alerted to the problem which the LFB says has caused 20 fires and one death in London since 2008.
The company said it was contacting customers to fix the problem for free.
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