You may recall that at the time of the tragic Grenfell fire that it was said by various outlets that a Hotpoint fridge freezer, specifically an FF175B model, was the focus of attention but whilst that remains the believed cause, there is to be no recall on these products.
Findings revealed today indicate that no recall is required and that owners are safe to use these products after rigorous investigation.
John Loughhead, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) chief scientific adviser, who chaired a panel that considered the technical investigation, said: “Having considered the robust technical investigation, I support its conclusion that no product recall or other corrective action is required, and that people who own this particular model can continue to use it as normal.”
Whirlpool, who now own Hotpoint, also investigated and could find no issues with these units.
The investigation into the Grenfell tragedy is ongoing.