Which? reports that appliance manufacturer CDA have issued a safety alert it's PC62SS one of its American-style fridge freezers manufactured between March 2005 and June 2006.
According to the safety alert, there is a possibility 'internal sparking' could occur in the fridge freezer, according to the company this is very rare, but could pose a fire risk.
The CDA PC62SS is a stainless steel American-style fridge freezer. It was originally manufactured by Samsung, then given CDA branding. A safety warning for the Samsung-branded version of this fridge freezer was issued last year.
Which? Home editor Liz Edwards said: 'It seems there are issues with the safety warning alert system if it can take more than 18 months for the message to get through to the right places - while consumers remain at risk of a fire.'
CDA told Which? it had first become aware of the recall in May 2011, and since then had taken steps to contact affected customers. It said the company had purchased the fridge freezers from an Italian intermediary company, rather than directly from Samsung. The Italian company had closed several years before the recall so the message was not passed on.
CDA said: 'Both the chances of any CDA appliance being affected and the possibility of a component failure occurring are very small. Samsung has assured the public that the risk is low. CDA has taken every possible step to track down any products that could have been affected.'
CDA is the latest manufacturer with fridge freezer problems with similar fire risks beign attributed to Samsung as mentioned and Beko.
CDA says it stopped selling the PC62SS American fridge freezer, which cost around £2000 when new, in 2009. Prior to that is sold around 50 of these fridge freezers a year.
Only models manufactured between March 2005 and June 2006 are affected by the safety notice.
CDA says it has contacted customers who registered their fridge freezer when they bought it, to inform them of the safety notice. Retailers that sold the appliance and Trading Standards have also been informed.
CDA will ask for the fridge freezer serial number (found on the left-hand side of the fridge wall) which will determine whether your model is affected.
If it is, the company will arrange for a Samsung engineer to visit and if necessary, carry out a repair.