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 Food Standards Agency:
Monolith UK Ltd is recalling its Chilled Dried Salted Common Roach because correct controls were not in place to prevent Clostridium botulinum
The product is linked to botulism cases in Germany and is being recalled from customers as a precautionary measure.
Botulism/Botulinum toxin/Clostridium botulinum. Manufacturing controls that could potentially affect the safety of the product could not be demonstrated satisfactorily by the manufacturer. The issue relates to controlling factors to prevent the growth and toxin production of Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin may cause a serious form of food poisoning and can be fatal.
Product: Chilled Dried Salted Common Roach
Pack size: 200g
Date Code: 110010
Best Before dates: 19 December 2016, and 26 December 2016
No other Monolith UK Ltd products are known to be affected.
Our advice to consumers
If you have bought any of the above products do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a refund.
Action taken by the company
Monolith UK Ltd is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product.