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 retailer:
IKEA recalls MYSINGSÖ beach chair for risk of falling or finger entrapment
IKEA urges customers who have bought a MYSINGSÖ beach chair before February 2017 to bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund.
After washing the fabric seat it is possible to re-assemble the chair incorrectly leading to risks of falls or finger entrapments. IKEA has received five incident reports in which MYSINGSÖ beach chair collapsed during use due to incorrect re-assembly.
All five reports included injuries to fingers and required medical attention. The reported injuries happened in Finland, Germany, USA, Denmark and Australia.
Safe products is a top priority at IKEA and all our products shall comply with international and national legislation as well as relevant standards. The MYSINGSÖ beach chair has gone through relevant mechanical, fabric and chemical tests with approved result. Upon receiving the reports a full investigation was initiated. This lead to an improved design to further mitigate the risks of incorrect re-assembly and injuries. The updated chair will be available in IKEA stores from February 2017. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required for a full refund.
For more information, please contact IKEA Customer Services 020 3645 0000.
IKEA apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.