The Mail Online report:

More than 3,700 fires are caused every year by faulty kitchen appliances – wrecking lives and destroying homes, it is revealed today.

A study of fire brigade records suggests that manufacturers are putting families at risk by failing to ensure products such as washing machines and dishwashers are safe.

At the same time, the recall system for faulty appliances is unable to reach all the home owners who may be in danger.

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