Alex Neill, Which? Managing Director of Home Products and Services, said:
“The claims from this inquiry backup our own findings, which show that plastic backed fridges and freezers put lives at risk by contributing to a fire spreading more quickly.
“These findings raise real questions around why people in the US, where these appliances are banned, are better protected than those here in the UK and Europe.
“Hundreds of fridges, freezers and fridge-freezers with plastic backs currently on sale in shops around the UK are a potential fire risk and should be urgently removed from sale.”
Notes to editors:
Which? previously responded to the BEIS investigation into the fridge freezer involved in the Grenfell Tower fire: