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:
Product Recall: Palm Equipment Rescue Buoyancy Aids
Models and batches affected
Rescue 850 PFD : PO#21001628 & PO#21001778
Rescue 800 PFD : PO# 21001628
Rescue 700 PFD : PO#21001778
A production fault has been discovered which may affect the operation of Palm Rescue 850, 800 and 700 model PFD chest harness. It is possible for the cam buckle component to slide under the retainer webbing loop preventing release. This applies to PFDs brought into service after November 2017.
Palm Equipment will undertake a factory modification adding bartack stitching to the webbing retainer to bring the product in-line with correct product specifications. Affected products will need to be returned to Palm Equipment in Clevedon, Somerset for work to be carried out. Turnaround is expected to take a minimum of 14 days. Please contact Palm Equipment customer services to arrange return and repair at our cost.
T: +44 (0) 1275 798 100