If you do a little research you will find that.. Fires originating from a fridge are extremely rare, though yes they do happen. Plastic backing on fridges does not directly cause fires as you seem to suggest, it does however provide less protection to the rear of the appliance in the event of a fire reaching it. Apparently the insulation material beyond the backing is highly flammable so metal backs can repel the flames longer than plastic. However, metal is a good heat conductor so the heat of a fire will surely transfer to the metal and expose it to the highly flammable insulation material inside and eventually ignite it. It's just about slowing down the spread of a fire with metal backing, not stopping it. Whilst I'm all for metal backing instead of plastic, perhaps the focus should be more on finding alternatives where possible to the highly flammable insulation materials used inside the appliance?
Very bad after sale service
Worst fridge ever... Please don't buy. Vegetables and fruits section do not get chilled. Vegetables go off really quick. Known problem and they sell some mats to resolve this but problem doesn't go away
Cashback is limited to specific retailers. Co-op is not one of them.
I agree. I ended up calling them and they confirmed that my purchase didn't qualify because Co-Op electrical is not in their approved list of retailers, which is nowhere obvious to be found... Nevertheless, even without the cashback, it was a very good price for what, I hope, will be an excellent fridge.