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! B&Q has identified a potential fire risk with the REMOTE CONTROL ON/OFF SETS below which have shown excessive heat build-up in the plug of some units.
We have taken the decision to recall the products as in some circumstances, items in contact with the product could ignite.
If you have purchased these products please stop using it immediately.
REMOTE CONTROL ON/OFF SET TWIN - Barcode 5052931395033
REMOTE CONTROL ON/OFF SET TRIPLE - Barcode 4895130705675
The products were on sale between September 2014 and November 2017.
If you have purchased this product please switch off at the wall and return it to your local store where a refund to the value of your purchase will be given.
For any queries, please contact the helpline:
UK: 0300 303 4482 ROI: 1800 946 327*
*Monday to Friday 8.30am to 8.00pm, Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm
B&Q thank you for your co-operation.
B&Q plc, B&Q House, Chestnut Avenue, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 3LE