It’s a question everyone faces at some point or other in their life.
How do I want to go out? What way will I bite the bullet? What is my journey to the big man in the sky going to look like?
Peacefully in our sleeps is probably the most desired outcome for everyone reading this. And preferably at a very old age.
The CDC (in America) records the below as the most common cause of deaths:
Heart disease: 696,962
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 200,955
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 160,264
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 152,657
Alzheimer’s disease: 134,242
Influenza and pneumonia: 53,544
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 52,547FastStats – Leading Causes of Death (cdc.gov)
The ONS (right here in the UK) has dementia or Alzheimer’s (or heart disease in Wales) as being the leading cause of death.
Leading causes of death registered in the year-to-dateMonthly mortality analysis, England and Wales – Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
In the first four months (January to April) of 2023, the leading cause of death in England was dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (111.8 deaths per 100,000 people). In Wales, the leading cause of death was ischaemic heart diseases (120.9 deaths per 100,000 people).
But you know what should never make the list of cause of death?
Your Kitchen Appliances!!
But that is unfortunately the situation we find ourselves in when we put our faith into manufacturers who appear to care more about their bottom line than the lives of their customers.
So how many people (THAT WE KNOW ABOUT) have met their demise due to Beko and their goods?
18 People Killed By Beko Cookers
18 people died due to carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of Beko cookers. The coroner ruled that Beko knew about the issue and sat on the information likely causing more deaths.
Read more about this incident on the Guardian website:
So what can you do if you have a Beko cooker? Get rid of it as soon as you can and file a complaint with Beko (sure they won’t listen but the word needs to be spread).
If that is not possible for you then make sure that your home is operating with multiple smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and that they are either hard wired or the batteries still have charge.
Plumber Killed By Electric Range From Beko US
Beko again in the news following a death over in America. This time resulting in the recall of over 6000 appliances.
A careless error in the manufacturing process allowed products without a screw securing the grounding strap be shipped into the US ultimately resulting in the tragic loss of life of a plumber from Portsmouth, New Hamphsire.
This recall involves Blomberg BERU 24200 SS, BERU 24100 SS and Summit CLRE24 24-inch wide freestanding glass top electric ranges. The ranges were sold in stainless steel and black. A label on the lower frame of the range inside the over door has the brand name “Blomberg” or “Summit,” the model name and number BERU 24200 SS, BERU 24100 SS or CLRE24 and a 10-digit serial number.
20 Fires and 1 Death From Beko Tumble Dryers
You read that right. 20 fires!
Put yourself in the shoes of Beko. You have been told that 20 fires have been caused by your tumble dryers.
Do you do a recall? Of course you would.
But not Beko. According to the coroner the model in question Beko DCS85W was not subject to recall:
“Beko had previously received 20 reports of spontaneous fires. It had been determined that a recall was not required because the risk of injury was very low. Mishell was aware of the problem with the tumble dryer before the fire because she turned the main switch off but it clearly wasn’t apparent to her that turning off the mains wasn’t going to solve the problem. She obviously thought she had dealt with the problem and went to bed intending to deal with it subsequently. The medical cause of Mishell’s death I record as 1a carbon monoxide poisoning and 1b smoke inhalation.”Birmingham mum’s death caused by faulty Beko tumble dryer responsible for 20 other fires (yahoo.com)
Beko Fridges A Fire Risk Responsible For At Least 1 Death
During the inquest the court heard how the fire was caused by a malfunction of a switch meant to help in defrosting the unit. The London Fire Brigade claim that they warned Beko about the issue on several occasions, but apparently the warning was not received.
If you have a Beko Fridge check the below model numbers and if you have one make sure you contact Beko immediately
CA 5411 FFS/FFW/FFX
CA 7014 FFX
CA 7015 FFW/FFS/FFX
CDA 539 FS/FW/FX
CDA 543 FS/FW/FX
CDA 645 FW
CDA 647 FS/FW
CDA 648 FS/FW
CDA 653 FS/FW/FX
CDA 659 FS
CDA 751 FS/FX
CDA 752 FS/FW/FX
CS 460 FF/FFS/FFW/FFSD
CS 461 FFW/FFS
CSA 4706 FFX
CSB 4606 FFSD/FFS/FFW