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					                COUNCIL ISSUES URGENT GAS COOKER ALERT


Certain models of the following gas cookers require URGENT modification:


    NEW WORLD
    BELLING
    FLAVEL
    LEISURE
    BEKO


If you are the owner of a “New World”, “Belling”, “Flavel”, “Leisure” or “Beko”
gas cooker you should immediately check its model number as it may need urgent
modification.


Twenty-one cooker models (listed below) are affected as when operating the grill
with the grill door closed it can cause potentially fatal levels of carbon
monoxide to be produced. Despite earlier warnings about the dangers and
extensive efforts by the manufacturers to contact customers who have bought the
cookers, relatively few have been located to date.


Seamus Donaghy, Principal Environmental Health Officer advised, “There have been
six deaths to date in the UK and Ireland. It’s very important for people that have
purchased these cookers to get in touch with the manufacturer.’


Consumers can arrange for a free safety inspection and modification by calling the
following numbers:


For Beko, Flavel and Leisure cookers, 0845 600 4911 (9am-5pm Monday –Friday)


For New World and Belling cookers, freephone 0800 110 5728 (9am-5pm Monday
–Friday)


“We are again calling on consumers to check their cookers immediately. We are also
urging people staying in holiday homes or mobile homes to check the cookers.
Landlords or letting agents, who may be renting their accommodation also need to
check the cookers in their premises as many of the cookers involved were entry-level
models, and may have been purchased by landlords for rented accommodation. This
warning must also be brought to the attention of elderly relatives and neighbours
and, ideally, do the check on their behalf,” added Mr Donaghy.


In light of this information Armagh City and District Council is urging all consumers
with gas cookers, including landlords and letting agents to:


    Check if their cooker is one of the makes and models affected (list below);
    If so, contact the relevant manufacturer helpline numbers (listed below) to
       arrange for a FREE modification;
    Do not under any circumstances operate the grill with the grill door closed – it
       must always be in the open position.




For further information please contact Ms Julie McAvoy, Acting Senior Environmental
Health Officer on 028 3752 9626.
Affected Cookers:


“NEW WORLD” and “BELLING” GAS COOKERS


If you have one of the New World or Belling gas cookers listed below (the model
number is shown on the data plate at the bottom front edge of the appliance), please
call the Freephone Helpline number 0800 110 5728 or log onto www.belling.co.uk or
www.newworldappliances.co.uk .If you have any doubts about the make/model,
please also call the Helpline number.


                               Helpline Number
                               0800 110 5728
 Make                          Model
 NEW WORLD                     50 TWLM SV LPG
 NEW WORLD                     50 WLM WH LPG
 NEW WORLD                     50 WLM SV LPG
 NEW WORLD                     50 TWLM WH LPG
 BELLING                       G755     WHITE
 BELLING                       G755     ANTHRACITE
 BELLING                       GT755 WHITE
 BELLING COUNTRY CHEF          100G     SILVER
 BELLING COUNTRY CHEF          100G ANTHRACITE
“BEKO”, “FLAVEL” AND “LEISURE” GAS COOKERS


If you have one of the BEKO, Flavel or Leisure gas cookers listed below (the model
number is shown on the rating plate at the bottom front edge of the appliance),
please call the Helpline number 0845 600 4911 or log on to www.beko.co.uk .If you
have any doubts about the make/model, please also call the Helpline number.


                            Helpline Number        0845 600 4911


 Make                       Model Number (operate on either natural gas or
                            bottled (LPG) gas)
 BEKO                       DCG8511WLPG
 BEKO                       DCG8511PLW
 BEKO                       DG581LWP
 Flavel                     DCGAP5LS
 Flavel                     AP5LDWP
 Flavel                     AP5LDW
 Flavel                     AP5LDSP
 Leisure                    CM10NRK
 Leisure                    CM10NRC
 Leisure                    AL6NDW
 Leisure                    CM101NRCP
 Leisure                    CM101NRKP
 Flavel Milano              ML5NDS

				
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