Last updated on October 20th, 2017
Hotpoint have reacted to reports that the Grenfell fire was caused by one of their fridge freezers. It is still too early to know exactly what caused the fridge freezer to catch fire. Reports are that there was an explosion. Unfortunately modern refrigerators do contain explosive gas. This is due to new regulations banning the old (safer) coolant because it damaged the ozone layer.
There is no evidence at the moment as to whether this was caused by a specific fault or weakness in the Hotpoint fridge freezer. However Hotpoint have a page on their website with full details on how to check if you have one of these specific models and what to do. Potentially the model list could expand.
Please pass on the warning and get these appliances checked out as soon as possible. Currently the 2 models of fridge freezer were manufactured between March 2006 and July 2009. Models so far flagged are FF175BP (white) and FF175BG (graphite). Full details can be found at Hotpoint’s website including a photograph of what they fridge freezers look like – Product Notice – Hotpoint Fridge Freezer