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Beko fined over gas cooker safety failings

Beko pleads guilty to breaching safety regulations
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Beko has been fined over safety risks

Beko has been fined £76,660 after pleading guilty to 23 counts of breaching safety regulations. 

Trading Standards said Beko failed to inform it of the potential safety risks to some cookers, which it’s required to do under the General Product Safety Regulations.

The 23 charges related to cookers that could become a carbon monoxide risk when converted for use with bottled gas (LPG), and included cookers sold under the Flavel brand as well as Beko-branded cookers. The court heard it took four years for Beko to tell Trading Standards about these risks.

Beko and Flavel cookers affected

Beko issued a recall notice last year stating that the following cookers – which were all produced before 2009 – become unsafe when converted to LPG:

Beko

DCG 8511G
DG582WP
DCG 8511SI
DG581S
8521 NS
DG 582 S
8521 W
DG 582 SP
DCG 8511PNW
DG 582 X
DG 581 W
DG 584X
DG 582 W
DG 5822 X
DG 584W

Flavel 

VC5NDW
VC5NDC
AP5NDW
DCGAP 5 S
AP5NDWP
AP5NDSP

Beko has also recalled other gas cookers which haven’t been converted to LPG – these include Beko-, Flavel- and Leisure-branded cookers. These cookers are a carbon monoxide risk when used with the grill shut – to find out more about them, see our story on the Beko gas oven and grill cookers safety notice.

If you own one of the Beko or Flavel cookers listed above, you should call Beko on 0800 917 2018 (or 1800 25 29 25 if you live in Ireland) to arrange a free repair. 

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