Could your home appliance be a fire risk?

A recent report from consumer organisation Which? has highlighted a worryingly high number of fires caused by faulty home appliances.

The Which? figures showed that there were nearly 12,000 appliance fires between January 2011 and March 2014 – with more than a quarter of this total caused by washing machines (1,723) and tumble dryers (1,456).

As a result of these concerning figures, CFOA wants people to be aware of any safety risks that have been identified in their household appliances. Find out more about how you can do this on the CFOA website.

The BBC ran a news article on the report which highlighted the appliances which caused the most fires, from toasters to central heating systems.

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