March 3, 2008
Faulty flatscreen TVs starting house fires
Flatscreen televisions in Australia are the cause of an increasing number of house fires, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service figures reveal, reports News.com.au.
"Televisions were found to have ignited almost 70 house fires in the past five years, with more than half of those causing extensive damage.
But other appliances, including heaters and clothes dryers, contributed to a much larger proportion of the 5251 fires started by electrical equipment in the period.
Last year, thousands of German-made Loewe television sets were recalled in Australia because of the potential fire risk. "
[via TV Barn]
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