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Smeg FAB28QNE1 review

£914.00
Launched Reviewed

Product alert

Don’t buy this fridge - 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 - either metal or aluminium laminate.

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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The retro-style Smeg FAB28QNE1 is a tall fridge with an icebox - handy if you don't have a freezer in your kitchen but like to have easy access to a packet of peas or oven chips. But 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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