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:
PRODUCT RECALL NOTICE
Space and Convector Heaters
Screwfix have been made aware that in some circumstances a very small number of products have shown excessive heat build-up in the plug, leading to scorching or deformation of the plug itself.
Despite rigorous quality control procedures, Screwfix has identified a potential safety issue with these electric heaters. Due to the potentially serious nature of the risk and our commitment to safety, we have taken a precautionary decision to recall these products and have already removed them from sale.
The products affected are:
D030Y FREESTANDING SPACE HEATER 3000W
Model Number D030Y
CONVECTOR 3000W TURBO + THERMOSTAT + TIMER
Model Number DL18A
These products were offered for sale between 05/09/2016 and 29/03/2017.
If you have purchased either product from us, please stop using it immediately and unplug it from the electricity supply.
Please return it to your local Screwfix Trade Counter where you will be given a refund to the full value of your purchase. Alternatively, we can arrange collection of the item(s), please contact us on 03330 112 112 for a collection to be arranged and a full refund provided.
If you have purchased either of these heaters for customers in the course of your own business, please contact them immediately, advise them to stop using the heater and make arrangements for it to be removed.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Screwfix, Trade House, Mead Avenue, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8RT