Householders are being warned that current safety standards for fridges and fridge-freezers may be “deficient”, creating a potential fire risk.
Consumer group Which? says new, tighter standards due by 2019 should be brought in much faster.
The body responsible for those standards said it was working hard to introduce them as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, Which? says, the current tests used are insufficient and do not replicate a real house fire.