The Metropolitan Police Service revealed 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.
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Hotpoint's headquarters in Peterborough have released a statement expressing their sorrow for the terrible tragedy.
Hotpoint added that during the period March 2006 to July 2009, a total of 64,000 units were manufactured by Indesit under the Hotpoint brand. "The actual number of appliances in use today will be lower due to normal product obsolescence, given the time period involved."
"These models were discontinued in 2009, several years before Whirlpool acquired Indesit."
Greg Clark, Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said: “The safety of consumers is paramount."
Consumers who believe they may own a Hotpoint fridge freezer model number FF175BP (white) or FF175BG (grey) should call Whirlpool Corporation’s freephone hotline on 0800 316 3826 or visit www.hotpointservice.co.uk/fridgefreezer to register their details for further updates.
79 people are thought to have been killed in the fire in London, with many still missing and presumed dead.