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Beko Fridge Freezer Fire Recall


Summary

Beko is recalling a wide range of Beko frost free fridge freezers manufactured between 2000 and 2006. These fridge freezers have a faulty defrost timer that can overheat and cause a fire.


*** LATEST UPDATE ***

April 2013

The recent publicity related to Beko recalls has increased awareness of these recalls which, in turn, has resulted in an improvement in the number of fridge freezers that Beko has been able to find and repair.

At the end of February Beko had managed to find and repair 186,000 fridge freezers. This has now increased in the last few weeks to 190,185. Beko also estimate that approx 186,800 fridge freezers will have been scrapped.

February 2013

Beko has provided RecallUK with the latest figures for this recall.

Of the 492,000 fridge freezers recalled, Beko has repaired approx 186,000 of them and estimates that a further 186,800 will have been scrapped.


The Issue

Beko is recalling a wide range of frost free fridge freezers because they may catch fire. The problem occurs if water gets into the defrost timer. This can cause the timer to overheat and catch fire. According to the London Fire Brigade 20 house fires in London are believed to have been caused by these fridge freezers since 2008. Click here to see the London Fire Brigade press release.

The frost free fridge freezers being recalled were all manufactured between 2000 and 2006. Approx 492,000 of these fridge freezers were sold during this period.


There are 37 models being recalled, they are:-

CA 5411 FFS/FFW/FFXCDA 539 FS/FW/FXCS 460 FF/FFS/FFW/FFSD
CA 7014 FFXCDA 543 FS/FW/FXCS 461 FFW/FFS
CA 7015 FFW/FFS/FFXCDA 645 FWCSA 4706 FFX
 CDA 647 FS/FWCSB 4606 FFSD/FFS/FFW
 CDA 648 FS/FW 
 CDA 653 FS/FW/FX 
 CDA 659 FS 
 CDA 751 FS/FX 
 CDA 752 FS/FW/FX 


What Should Consumers Do

If you own one of these products, please check the serial number of your fridge freezer. The serial number is on the rating plate inside the fridge compartment and is 10 or 12 digits long. The first 2 digits of the serial number give the year of production.

Please contact Beko if you have one of the models shown above and it has a serial number beginning with 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, or 06.

If you own an affected Beko fridge freezer, or if you are unsure if your fridge freezer is affected, please call Beko on 0800 917 2018. Beko will arrange to visit your home and make the modification to the product at no charge to you.

Further details can be found on the Beko Fridge Freezer Recall website where you can check if your fridge freezer is affected.


Reuters Special Report

In October 2011 Reuters released a special report that uncovers some key issues with the way that Beko initially managed this recall. See Reuters Special Report for more details.


NOTE

This recall was originally put on our site in the middle of April 2011. We were asked by Beko to remove it from our site as they did not believe it was a recall, they preferred to call it re-work. In July, when it became apparent how serious the fire situation was and after consultation with Trading Standards we put this information back on our site. It is very clearly a recall.