Could the humble fridge freezer be putting lives at risk?

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Despite seven deaths and 71 serious injuries in London since 2010, the London Fire Brigade claim most manufacturers are still "dragging their heels" on making fire safety improvements.

Figures show there is, on average, one fridge freezer fire a week in the capital and the LFB has been lobbying the industry to make fridges and freezers more fire resistant.

Credit: London Fire Brigade

Footage filmed by London Fire Brigade shows the dangers of having a fridge or freezer with a flammable plastic backing.