Following the Metropolitan Police Service’s statement that a Hotpoint FF175BP fridge freezer has been identified as the initial source of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Government has ordered an immediate examination of the unit by technical experts to establish the cause of the incident.
This product, which was manufactured between 2006 and 2009, has not been subject to product recalls and this testing will establish whether any further action is required.
If you believe you may own a Hotpoint fridge freezer model number FF175BP (white) or FF175BG (grey) you should call Whirlpool Corporation’s freephone hotline on 0800 316 3826 or visit their website to register for further updates.
At this stage there is no specific reason for consumers to switch off their fridge freezer pending further investigation.
Important product recalls are below
The following notice has been issued by the manufacturer:
Important Safety Notice: Voluntary Replacement Program for UK (Type G) detachable power plugs for certain Medela breast pumps
Detachable power plug (circled) and power supply base
Broken detachable power plug
Medela takes the safety of its valued customers very seriously. The wellbeing of mothers and children is our highest priority.
For that reason and as a precautionary measure, Medela is launching a voluntary replacement program for UK (type G) detachable power plugs. The detachable plug connects to a power supply base which is included in a breast pump system. Since June 2012, Medela has marketed both breast pump systems and replacement power supplies (with enclosed plug adapters). The Medela breast pumps with affected detachable power plugs are Swing Maxi, Swing and Freestyle. Potentially affected detachable power plugs were sold - depending on the respective country - under the article numbers listed below.
This voluntary replacement program only applies to detachable power plugs for UK sockets. Other products or power supply adapters for other sockets are not affected by this voluntary replacement program. In particular, please note that the Medela breast pumps themselves, Swing Maxi, Swing and Freestyle are not affected.
This replacement program is in response to few isolated reports in which a detachable power plug allegedly broke apart and the respective user experienced an electric shock. If users apply a certain level of force while removing affected detachable power plugs from UK sockets, the detachable power plugs might break apart, potentially exposing live parts.
As a precautionary measure, Medela asks customers to comply with the following:
Product numbers Swing maxi
200.4726, 040.0005, 040.0007, 040.0010, 040.0014, 040.0015, 040.0016, 040.0019, 040.0024
Product numbers Freestyle
042.0009, 042.0011, 042.0013, 042.0013 01, 042.0015, 099.0272, 099.0274
Product numbers Swing
200.4730, 030.0030, 030.0032, 030.0035, 030.0039, 030.0039 01, 030.0043, 030.0044, 030.0048, 030.0052, 030.0056, 030.0057, 099.0017