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:
Treviglio, July 27, 2017
Dear consumer, wholesaler, distributor and dealer,
Bianchi's internal test laboratory has recently detected a possible defect in the forks of a limited quantity of 2017 model year: Infinito CV, Infinito CV Dama Bianca, Intenso and Intenso Dama Bianca (non disc version) bikes and framesets. The failure could result in serious injury to the rider. The consumer must immediately stop to use their bike and return it to their Bianchi Dealer.
For this reason, we are recalling and replacing forks from model year 2017. Forks affected can be identified from the photos below. If you have a model that is not the same as appears in the below photos then you can continue to use the bicycle without any problem.
Colour code 1H
Colour code BZ
Colour code 7Z
Colour code BW
Colour code 1J
Colour code 2E
Colour code BB
Colour code RB
Colour code PL
Wholesalers, distributors and dealers must stop selling all bicycles that are affected and contact consumers of sold bicycles to inform them and schedule to replace their forks with new forks we will provide to you. You will be contacted by our customer service department to inform you of the delivery details of replacement forks. It is important that you return all replaced forks to Bianchi for our evaluation and control.
Safety and reliability are equal to the performance we design into every Bianchi bicycle and we apologize for your inconvenience. We are conducting continuous testing to ensure your safety and the intended performance of our products.
Bianchi Customer Service
Tel. 0080023042013 for Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Luxemburg, Holland, Poland and Spain
See distributors list here for other countries.
Treviglio, August 04, 2017
Bianchi is doing everything possible to provide replacement forks ASAP. After further evaluation, we confirm that replacement forks will begin to become available in limited quantities by the end of August 2017 and we anticipate that the full quantity identified in our voluntary recall can be provided by the end of September 2017. We understand the inconvenience this is causing to you and we sincerely appreciate your patience. We assure you that safety is our first priority and we are doing everything possible to accelerate replacement of affective forks.