Which? calls for action on faulty household appliances

A recent investigation by consumer body Which? has revealed that faulty household appliances are responsible for more than 60 house fires each week in the UK. This “stubbornly high” figure highlights the fact that Government action to remove potentially dangerous electrical white goods from homes is falling “woefully short”, Which?…

Valentine’s candle safety advice

It’s Valentine’s Day, the international day of love, but before you reach for the candles in order create a romantic setting, make sure you our top tips for candle safety. In the year 2003 alone, there were 1791 house fires due to candles. As a result, 22 people died and over 650 were…

Is your skin cream a fire hazard?

Skin creams containing paraffin could be related to hundreds of fire-related deaths, a senior firefighter has suggested.  Chris Bell, watch commander of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, says that paraffin-based creams used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis can become highly flammable when they soak into…