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Faulty kitchen appliances pose risk to families

Following the revelation last year that Beko failed to take any action despite being aware that a significant number of their products contained a dangerous fault, a recent article in the Metro highlighted that fires arising from kitchen appliances continue to be a problem across the board. It is reported that last year alone, almost 6,000 kitchen appliances caught fire due to faults.

The law aims to protect consumers from faulty or defective products, as you would not expect that a recently purchased washing machine or kettle would put your family at risk. If you fallen victim to a faulty kitchen appliance that has resulted in a fire in your home, you are entitled for compensation for any injuries suffered as a result.

As well as causing damage to your home and treasured possessions, a fire caused by a faulty electrical appliance can also result in you and your family suffering injuries. The type of injuries that can be caused by a fire in the home include burns and damage to the throat and chest, including asthma related conditions. In the most severe cases, fatalities have been recorded. A fire at home can be very distressing to the family, particularly children, and non-physical injuries such as post traumatic stress disorder can also be suffered as a result of such an incident.

How we can help?

If you have been the victim of a house fire as a result of a faulty electrical appliance in the past three years we would like to help and can assist you to claim compensation If you or a family member have suffered injuries as a result of such a fire then contact us on 0800 213214 or complete our simple on line enquiry form to discuss claiming compensation.