Over 60,000 units of the fridge identified as the source of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire were produced before the model was discontinued in 2009, according to Whirlpool. London Police announced that last week’s massive blaze originated with a Hotpoint fridge freezer manufactured by Whirlpool subsidiary Indesit, based in Italy. The U.K. government subsequently ordered an “immediate examination” of the unit by technical experts. The government said the model had never been recalled in the country.
On the other side of the globe, Whirlpool has not identified similar designs in the US nor is there cause for alarm with any Whirlpool refrigeration products. As with any appliance, be smart and be safe when using one.