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Smeg FAB32LNR review

Product alert

Don’t buy this fridge freezer - it has a potentially unsafe plastic back.

Our fire tests have shown that this type of backing dramatically increases the spread of fire, as it offers inadequate protection to the flammable insulation that is used in all refrigeration appliances. We are therefore only recommending models with flame-retardant backing.

If you already own this product, be reassured the risk of a refrigeration appliance causing a fire in the first place is low. The material used in the backing allows an existing fire to spread, but isn’t the cause of fire itself.

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£1,564.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • Freestanding
  • Red
Reviewed

The freestanding, frost-free, retro-style Smeg FAB32LNR fridge freezer looks great. However, we've given it our Don’t Buy warning due to potential fire risks associated with the materials used in its backing. Read our full safety alert for more information.

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We have tested 497 fridge freezers and found that there are 77 Don't Buys and 118 Best Buys.
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