Posted 15th May 2018

Hotpoint fridge-freezer 'safe to use' following Grenfell fire

By KBBDaily on 15th May 2018 - 10:30am

Two separate investigations by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – BEIS – and product safety experts at Whirlpool Corporation have found that the Hotpoint fridge-freezer, which was suggested to have been a potential cause of the fire at Grenfell tower block, is “safe to use”.

The FF175BP and FF175BG fridge-freezer models have been “rigorously tested and analysed” since the tragedy at Grenfell, Whirlpool said, with both investigations independently finding “no evidence of any fault with the model” or its colour variant.

Both investigations also confirmed that the models “fully complied with all legal, safety and regulatory requirements”, Whirlpool added. In light of the findings, the BEIS has said that there is “no need for a product recall or any other corrective action” and added that consumers can continue using the product as normal.

“Nothing matters more to us than people’s safety,” said Whirlpool spokesman Jeff Noel. “We wish to reassure consumers that these models are safe and that people may continue to use them as normal.”

He added: “We have fully cooperated with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy as it undertook its full and thorough investigations, and has now confirmed that there are no concerns with these models.”

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