Leisure vehicle owners are being urged to check their gas hobs and to contact the manufacturer directly if it is found to be affected by a serious safety risk.
The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), has warned that certain models could be fitted with a connector that is at risk of failing, potentially leading to a gas leak or fire.
It was found that some gas hobs could fail in certain circumstances, regardless of whether in use or not.
The affected brands have been working with the OPSS to launch a corrective action programme to ensure customers are alerted to the safety risk.
The issue is affecting certain gas hobs from the following brands:
- Apelson: 0800 041 8839
- Belling / Stoves: 0800 041 8831
- Caple: 0800 041 8842
- Comfee: 0800 046 5361
- Cookology: 0800 208 1027
- Electriq: 0800 041 8843
- KitchenPlus: 0800 046 5373
- Russell Hobbs: 0800 046 5396
- Statesman: 0800 041 8841
- Swan: 0800 208 1029
Caravan, campervan and motorhome owners are advised to check the model number of their gas hob as soon as possible.
The model number should be located in either the instruction manual or on the rating label beneath the hob.
Anyone with an affected appliance with Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) has been told to immediately disconnect it from the LPG cylinder.
Owners of an affected appliance have been asked to get in touch with the appropriate phone number (see the freephone contact details above) with the appliance model number to arrange a free inspection and repair from a Gas Safe registered engineer.
If you’re unsure of the brand of your model, the OPSS advises to contact them on 0800 208 1058 for further guidance.
Belling / Stoves