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: Kensington AbsolutePower Ultrabook Power Adapter Exchange Program
Kensington has voluntarily initiated an exchange program for specific production lots of the Kensington AbsolutePower Ultrabook Power Adapter (wall charger for computers), Product number K38105EU, manufactured between December 2012 and June 2013, and marketed in various countries around the world.
While no product failures or injury has been reported to Kensington by consumers in any region, Kensington has determined that in very rare situations, some of these power adapters may fail, possibly leading to damage of connected equipment and an increased risk of burns to the consumer's hands, arms or legs, or electric shock.
Customer safety is always Kensington's top priority, and we have voluntarily initiated a free replacement program for users who have the affected power adapters. This is being done in cooperation with various government regulatory agencies.
Note: Other Laptop Power Adapters sold by Kensington are not affected by this program.
Identifying your Power Adapter
Compare your adapter with the images below. An affected Kensington AbsolutePower Ultrabook Power Adapter has a Product Number of K38105 and has a date code between X1248XXXXXX and X1325XXXXXX. If the date code is less than 1248 or is greater than 1325, your adapter is not affected.
Visit the Kensington website via http://tinyurl.com/htx4yx8 (opens in a new window) to see if your adaptor is affected.