For sensitive reasons we waited before making any comments about the Grenfell Tower fire and first off, we extend our sympathies and prayers to all the families and friends of those who lost their lives.
Further sympathies and thoughts extend to those in the community who are still suffering hardship and trauma around this tragic event.
Today’s news that that although a White Goods Appliance appears was the cause of the fire, we recognise that the Safety of the Cladding and it’s insulation appears to be the cause of the fires’ rapid spread.
It’s further recognised that this was not a known Product Recall from Hotpoint who state around 64,000 of them were sold and the number in circulation is likely to be quite low. Shortly, our used Appliance Community Shop can intercept appliances, particularly when they are disposed of from the Appliance Safety Register. This is one of our solutions for the UK Government, and can help prevent “passing on” fire risks to any home.
However it would be remiss of us if we didn’t continue to raise awareness to all households, that the risk of fire from a product Recall continues to be part of everyday life for everyone. You should never underestimate the dangers and cost to everyone, including your neighbours, of having a Product Recall (a Fire Risk) in your home.
We at EEESafe have been lobbying for change for over 5 years now, and it’s taken a long time to get recognition by Government of the Higher Safety EEESafe operates, and the specialists skills required by anyone repairing or refurbishing a Large Domestic Appliance.
Our Register will report the least amount of safety of your product, whether it’s a recall or not, and will not engage 3rd Party Warranty Companies, such as most of all the Manufacturers already do. Our New Register will be here: www.registeryourappliance.uk
We are committed to local Community Repairers, who will operate to our standards which are to ensure you as a consumer or a Landlord receive independent safety alerts, committed to the highest safety of consumers and tenants alike.
We can and will continue to promote local community benefits not just in safety, but skills, local jobs, tackling poverty and environmental evidenced outcomes.
It’s never a good time to raise awareness when lives are lost as a result of fire, but today could be a Fire Prevention Day for someone, somewhere in a home or flats.
Here are our Previous Questions to the Authorities after the Shepherds Bush Flats Fire.
Remember. Prevention of Fires should be the highest priority in all types of housing.