Hotpoint urges Irish customers to check fridge freezers after London fire


"We will be removing the cladding as quickly as we can, in the meantime we would like to reassure residents we have conducted a full assessment of the buildings, with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, and the buildings are safe to stay in with all of the existing safety measures still in place", he added.

"The initial tests on equivalent aluminium composite tiles failed also", said Met Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack, who is overseeing the investigation.

Hundreds of further buildings are being tested by the Government to see if they pose a fire threat.

About 600 towers across the United Kingdom have been clad, and some of these are likely to have flammable systems, the Department for Communities and Local Government has estimated.

The BBC reports that anyone with a "white Hotpoint fridge-freezer model number FF175BP or graphite fridge freezer model number FF175BG " should register their appliance so that they are kept up to date with all updates.

A Hotpoint refrigerator has been identified as the source of last week's deadly Grenfell Tower fire in London, prompting Whirlpool to ask people who own the same model to contact the company.

"We are looking at every health and safety and fire safety offence and we are reviewing every company at the moment involved in the building and refurbishment of Grenfell Tower".

The Metropolitan Police said they are considering manslaughter charges among the criminal offenses that may have been committed in relation to the fire. "I do not know who they are at the moment", McCormack said as she appealed for those with information to come forward. The police said that every complete body had been recovered from the building, but that the authorities were still working to identify remains.

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"What we haven't got is a picture of how many people might have been in there".

The UK Home Office says that the tragedy will not be used to check people's immigration status.

"Next week we will be installing a lift to the outside of the building to assist".

"Our forensic search may not be complete until the end of the year", she added.

The Guardian quotes a spokesman from the company as having said: "Words can not express our sorrow at this awful tragedy".

The fridge freezer - Hotpoint FF175BP - was not subject to a product recall, police said, adding that one of the key concerns in their investigation is how a fire that began in the kitchen of one apartment spread so rapidly though a 24-story high rise.

"Under these circumstances, we are unable to speculate on further details at this time", it said in a statement on Friday. "We are addressing this as a matter of utmost urgency". We offer our most profound condolences to the victims, those who have lost loved-ones, homes, and possessions, and to their friends and families.