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7:01am 6th July 2013

Cornwall gets another warning over gas cookers linked to the death of two men in Saltash.

Kevin Branton and Richard Smith died of carbon monoxide poisoning in 2010.

Previously it had been found grills on BEKO models pre-2009 were a risk if they were used with the door shut.

Now Trading Standards says those converted to LPG could also be dangerous.

In respect of the existing safety notice, these are the cooker models that are affected:


Leisure      CM10NRK   CM10NRC
 
Leisure      CM101NRCP   CM101NRKP
 
Leisure      AL6NDW
 
BEKO       DG581LWP
 
BEKO       DCG8511WLPG   DCG8511PLW
 
Flavel        DCGAP5LS
 
Flavel        AP5LDW     AP5LDSP     AP5LDWP
 
Flavel Milano   ML5NDS
 
Note: Only applies to Models manufactured before 2009 with serial numbers starting with 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 or 08.

Gary Webster from Cornwall Trading Standards said: "This safety issue was originally discovered following a number of fatalities across the UK and Ireland in 2008. Despite being tested to the relevant safety standards that were applicable at the time of manufacture, the risks posed by using a grill with the door closed had not been envisaged.

"BEKO issued a Safety Notice and attempted to contact all affected customers. Unfortunately they were unable to trace and modify all of the affected cookers, so there is a concern that a significant number of unmodified appliances may still be in use. Tragically, one of these un-traced cookers led to the deaths of Kevin Branton and Richard Smith in Saltash in 2010."

If you own one of the cookers listed above and are concerned that it may be one of the unmodified models, please contact BEKO on free phone 0800 917 2018 (UK) or 1800 25 29 25 (Ireland).

For more information, visit the safety warning page on the BEKO website: http://www.beko.co.uk/CookerSafetyNotice

7:01am 6th July 2013

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