London,
09
November
2009
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Europe/London

Poisoning risk: Hackney residents urged to check their cooker’s make and model

Hackney Council is warning residents of the risk of potentially fatal carbon monoxide poisoning from a number of potentially dangerous cookers.
Earlier this year it emerged that a number of Leisure, Flavel, New World and Belling cookers are producing dangerous levels of carbon monoxide if the grill door is not left open during use, as the instructions state.

Although a national campaign has tracked down 40,000 of these appliances More than 25,000 homes are still cooking on the risky ovens.
Hackney Council’s Trading Standards Team urges consumers to check the make and model of their cooker in response to the manufacturers’ alert. If they have one of the risky models, an engineer will come out and make a simple modification to eliminate the worrying safety risk.

Cllr Alan Laing, Member of Cabinet for Neighbourhoods said: “We urge Hackney residents to make a point of checking their cookers to ensure that they are not using a model that may put their safety at risk. This is particularly crucial now, as the weather gets colder and people are more likely to restrict the ventilation in the kitchen by keeping doors and windows closed. Those who use grills and cookers to warm up a cold room, may be at particular risk from these faulty cookers.”

For their own safety, those who have one of the following cookers should contact the manufacturer and arrange for a free modification for
The freephone number to call the manufacturer is 0800 342 3049.

AFFECTED MODELS
BELLING G755MkII WHITE
BELLING G755MkII ANTHRACITE
BELLING GT755 WHITE
BELLING COUNTRY CHEF 100G SILVER
BELLING COUNTRY CHEF 100G ANTHRACITE
NEW WORLD 50 TWLM SV LPG
NEW WORLD 50 WLM WH LPG
NEW WORLD 50 WLM SV LPG
NEW WORLD 50 TWLM WH LPG
Leisure AL6NDW
Leisure CM10NRK
Leisure CM10NRC
Leisure CM101NRCP
Leisure CM101NRKP
Flavel AP5LDW
Flavel DCGAP5LS
Flavel ML5NDS