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Warning about risky home appliances

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By Euronews
Warning about risky home appliances

<p>As people took advantage of Black Friday sales, there are fresh warnings about home appliances that could pose a fire risk.</p> <p>Lawyers that represent victims of faulty products are sounding the alarm in the UK, as a <a href="https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/fires-in-london---cause-of-ignition-is-white-goods">Greater London Authority website</a> publishes data that shows the exact causes of fires over the past eight years.</p> <p>Details of the appliances concerned, including brand names, are included, with one company way out in front in terms of the number of appliances that caught fire.</p> <p>That firm told the Guardian newspaper that it questioned the reliability of the data, as it does not take into account its big share of the market.</p> <p>The appliances that caught fire the most were washing machines, tumble dryers and fridges. </p> <p>British fire chiefs have joined a campaign calling for a change in the procedures for product recalls.</p> <p>This amid ongoing controversy over the Grenfell Tower fire which started in a fridge-freezer, claiming the lives of 71 people.</p>