Hotpoint Quadrio Fridge Freezer Recall
Hotpoint Quadrio Fridge Freezer may short circuit:

Recall Issue:

Hotpoint is recalling a number of Hotpoint Quadrio Fridge Freezers due to an issue with the wiring. A mains cable in the fridge freezer can short circuit when the door is opened potentially causing a flash or bang as the circuit shorts out.

Whilst Hotpoint accept that this may be alarming to consumers they say it is not a safety issue and there is no risk of an electric shock from touching the handles or any of the metal parts of the fridge freezer as the wire that shorts out is completely isolated from the rest of the fridge.

Although Hotpoint say there is no safety issue regarding electric shocks, they have re-stated that these fridge freezers should be turned off at the mains before cleaning.

A statement from their website says "We accept that this failure is not in keeping with our normal high product quality standards and we apologise unreservedly for any inconvenience caused as a result of this".

This issue with the Hotpoint Quadrio Fridge Freezer was highlighted by the BBC's Watchdog program in October 2011.
Hotpoint is recalling the affected Quadrio Fridge Freezers and modifying the defective wiring.

This recall affects Hotpoint Quadrio Fridge Freezers manufactured between June 2008 and October 2010 with the following model numbers:-

FF4DK
FF4DX
FF4DKTVZ
FF4DSB
FF4DXTVZ

What Should You Do If You Have An Affected Hotpoint Quadrio Fridge Freezer?
If you have, or believe you may have, one of the affected Hotpoint Quadrio Fridge Freezers you should contact Hotpoint on01733 287 843 to arrange for the fridge freezer to be repaired free of charge.