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:
Important Safety Notice
Halfords Weld Through Primer
(Item Code 370426)
Halfords has identified a potential safety concern with the above product and is issuing a recall.
A total of 120 units from a batch manufactured in January 2016 have been found to be contaminated during the filling process and have since over-pressurised. These units have the potential to rupture and propel the empty can at high speed, which may cause injury.
Halfords has sold approximately 4,200 units since January 2016. Only this specific product is affected. There has been one reported incident involving this product.
As a precautionary measure and to ensure consumer safety, we are recalling this product from our customers.
If you have bought this product, you are urged not to handle, touch or move it.
Please contact the manufacturer, James Briggs Ltd. on 0161 393 3100 for further advice on collection of this faulty product. Alternatively, email email@example.com for more information.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.