Safety notice on White Goods

Fridge Freezers

Fridge freezers have to run 24 hours a day so it's important to look after them to prevent a fire risk.

Fridge Freezers

Safety Use

  • Don't place a fridge freezer near cookers, radiators, or in direct sunlight, as it needs to work harder to maintain the required internal temperature.
  • Defrost your freezer at least once a year. Don't use a heater to defrost the inside of the fridge freezer.
  • Do regular checks of the plug and socket for burn marks, sounds of 'arcing' (buzzing or crackling), fuses blowing, circuit-breakers tripping or if it feels too hot to touch.
  • Always ensure that the area you are placing the fridge freezer is free of paper or other flammable materials, and make sure there is enough room behind the appliance for air to circulate freely.
  • Never block the interior or exterior ventilation openings of the refrigerator.

Safety First

  • Buy from a reputable dealer/manufacturer
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions
  • Always register your appliance with the manufacturer so you can be notified if there's a problem
  • If you're concerned about an appliance in your home, use Electrical Safety First's online product checker to see if it has been recalled