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 European Commission:
Lamp display box
Type / number of model
PRO0196_LP TEST DISP-5 LPS DIM EU PLUG. PRO0197_LP TEST DISP-5 LPS DIM UK PLUG
Batch number / barcode
Display box for testing light bulbs
The stripped back ends of the internal mains wiring are not terminated into the terminal blocks
If the testing box is opened whilst plugged into a mains power source, lengths of live metal conductor could be exposed
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 60598
Measures taken by economic operators
Recall of the product from end users (By: Distributor)