x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Beko fridge freezer recall in the UK does not affect the UAE

The UAE distributor of Beko fridge freezers says the recall of the units in the UK does not affect appliances here.

DUBAI // A mass recall of faulty Beko fridge freezers in the UK does not affect products in the UAE, their authorised dealer in the Emirates has said.

As many as 500,000 of the manufacturer's products could be at risk, and have to be recalled in the UK because of a fault in the defrost timer that can cause the fridge to fail and overheat.

"We are not aware of any request to recall Beko fridge freezers in the UAE", said Viral Thakker, the business development manager of Soliton Electronics in Dubai. "Our products have to undergo a stringent level of testing by the authorities in Dubai, and they would not allow any product that was faulty."

The recall in the UK came after fire safety officials warned the company of the risk of fire caused by the fault.

The affected Beko frost free fridge freezer models were manufactured between January 2000 and October 2006.