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:
Beko Plc are initiating a voluntary repair programme as a precautionary measure to locate 3,450 8kg & 9kg Beko and Blomberg condenser tumble dryers manufactured between May and November 2012.
As part of our ongoing monitoring we have identified a batch issue with a third party supplied component which in rare circumstances could fail and overheat, which could lead to a risk of fire.
As a responsible manufacturer, we have decided to proactively contact the owners of these condenser tumble dryers to offer a free of charge in-home check and to modify affected products to remove any potential risk. This is completely free of charge and will take no longer than 30 minutes.
Therefore, if you have purchased an 8kg or 9kg Beko or Blomberg Condenser Tumble Dryer between May 2012 and May 2013 then please follow the simple steps outlined below:
1. Check the model and serial number of your 8kg or 9kg Beko or Blomberg Condenser Tumble Dryer by clicking on the button below
2. If your product is within the potentially affected range, please register online for a qualified engineer to visit your property to check and, if required, repair your product
Alternatively, you can call us on: 0800 917 2018 or 1800 25 29 25 in Eire to speak to a member of our customer service team.
Affected Models: DCU9330W, DCU9330R, DCU8230, DSC85W, TKF8439A
Check if your product is affected: http://tinyurl.com/y8nptkmw (opens in a new window)