The UK’s product regulator has served Suspension Notices on eight businesses to stop the supply of certain models of gas hobs. This is a result of an ongoing investigation by the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) following a series of gas safety incidents, including an explosion at a caravan park in April this year, where a person suffered serious burns.
OPSS is investigating the elbow joints on specific gas hobs supplied by these businesses that have the potential to cause a gas leak. OPSS is also seeking assurance from those businesses of the actions they are taking to inform consumers and address the risks from any affected hobs they have already supplied.
The companies who have received notices are: Kingfisher International Products Ltd, Buy It Direct Ltd, Glen Dimplex Home Appliances, Apelson Appliances UK Ltd, Lancaster Holdings Ltd, Maurice Lay Distributors Ltd, The Wright Buy Ltd, and Product Care Trading Ltd.
The affected models are listed on the OPSS Product Recalls and Alerts pages.
Read the Product Safety Reports:
- Belling / Stoves Gas Hobs
- Cooke and Lewis Gas Hobs
- Cata / Culina Gas Hobs
- Caple Gas Hobs
- Cookology Gas Hobs
- Electriq Gas Hobs
- Kitchenplus Gas Hobs
- Russell Hobbs Gas Hobs
- Statesman Gas Hobs
Anyone who smells gas should contact the National Gas emergency helpline on 0800 111 999 in England, Wales and Scotland, and 0800 002 001 in Northern Ireland.